Peculiar things continue to happen on the planet and we are always left stunned. This episode is significantly more that stunning.

A youthful schoolboy Saneie Masilela wedded a 62 year old lady named Helen.

The villagers have portrayed it as sickening.

The boy married her openly because he wanted an official ceremony in front of the villagers, who were disgusted.


As the boy told his parents the absurd wish, they agreed and even chipped R15 000 for the ceremony.

Both of them got married in front of Helen’s long term husband Alfred Shabangu, who doesn’t have any problem with his wife getting married to a boy.


The boy believe that he loves Helen, mother of five, despite the hug age difference.

Her kids are aged between 28 to 38 years old.


He is happy with the marriage, but he also believes in resuming his studies and eventually continuing with school.

It was a ritual as Saneie was told by his dead ancestors to get married. The family believe if they don’t fulfil the wish of the dead, something bad would have happened to Saneie’s family.

Saneie wishes to marry a woman of his age when he grows up. As for now, he says he married Helen to fulfil the wish of his dead ancestors and he chose Helen because he loves her.

This happened in Umoja, Kenya.