Ancestors Call for Wedding of Nine-Year-Old to Sixty-Two-Year-Old


anele Masilela, a nine year-old watches as his wife Helen Shabangu,... News Photo2014,Adult,Ceremony,Horizontal,Human Age,Human Interest,Husband,Kissing,Married,Men,Mpumalanga Province,People,South Africa,Wedding,Wedding Ceremony,Wife,WomenPhotographer Collection: Gallo Images 2014 Gallo Images (PTY) LTDBUSHBUCKRIDGE, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 12: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT)anele Masilela, a nine year-old watches as his wife Helen Shabangu, 62 year-old kisses her 'real life' husband Abel, at their white wedding on July 12, 2014 in Bushbuckridge, South Africa. Sanele who married Helen last year in a bid to appease his ancestors, repeated the ceremony this year. The wedding was arranged after Sanele was tormented by his late grandfather, Busy Masilela and other ancestral spirits. Sanele's mother explained to guests that Busy had never been married and he wanted his grandson to do so to appease the spirits. (Photo by Raymond Preston/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)