By Jane Nambi
61-year-old Helen Shabangu got married to an 8-year-old boy despite being already married and has five children.
Masilela’s family contributed £1,500 on the wedding. However, they insisted it was only a ritual and was not legally binding. The couple did not sign any legal documents and are currently not living together.
Sanele’s mother, 46-year-old Patience explained the wedding saying, “Sanele’s grandfather asked him to get married before he died. He chose Helen because he loves her. By doing this we made the ancestors happy. If we hadn’t, something bad would have happened in the family. It is what the ancestors wanted.”