Remember that 8-year old Zimbabwean boy who married a 61-year old woman last year? Well, they have remarried again … and this time, it is ‘official’.
Senele Masilela, now 9, and Helen Shabangu, now 62, tied the knot again at Shabangu’s house in Mpumalanga, South Africa this week and just like the first time, the ‘marriage’ was sealed with a kiss.
Shabangu – who by the way is married with 5 kids – and Masilela were widely criticized after their marriage grabbed major world headlines last year … but as before, they are expressing no regrets.
Shabangu still maintains that the two of them are ‘just playing’, saying the marriage is simply a ritual to please their ‘ancestors’. The boy on the other hand, maintains that he married Shabangu because he loves her, even though he will later marry a woman of his own age when he gets older.
As before, the family of both the ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ – including the ‘bride’s actual husband – reiterated their support for the very odd couple.
Video of the new wedding below: