Francinah Makunyane, 62, and her son, ButiMphethi, 28, reportedly exchanged wedding vows in a sleepy village called Slovo Park near Siyabuswa in South Africa recently.
According to reports, the strange ceremony was held to appease his ancestors so his mum could be accepted into the Mphethi family because his father did not pay her bride price.
“My ancestors came to me in a dream while I was a student at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2003. I heeded the call to become a sangoma. But when they came up with the idea that I should marry my own mother, I flatly refused.”
Buti however claims the problems he encountered following his refusal prompted him to succumb.
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He reportedly gave his ‘in-laws’ two cows, and spent R14 000 on the wedding.
“I’m glad that I have finally appeased my ancestors and ensured that my mother is formally accepted in the family. She is now an Mphethi, as she should have been long ago,” he said.
Buti’s parents separated 15 years ago, and his dad, William Mphethi, currently has four wives.
His mum who said she never believed she would ever be an Mphethi, said, “I am old and getting married was something that I forgot about a long time ago. But the ancestors will reward Buti for what he has done today.”
What do you think?
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As the name implies ‘sleepy village’ They are still sleeping
Hmmm what can I say? Hope it ended at the ceremonies?
Bizzare indeed. Some of these African countries do weird things
Na wa o! Hope it end there
Don’t under-estimate some of these African countries, most of them are still living in the dark.
Crazy things people do in the name of tradition.
Na Wao for tradition
Weird & bizarre tradition
I don’t think it’s marriage per se’, he just did what his dad failed to do . after all; some men who are cohabiting with their “wives”& are mandated to pay their bride price when their kids r getting married end up being helped by their kids to offset the dowry so the kids can marry.i think it’s something like that but if it goes beyond the ceremony & bride price then bizarre is an understatement.
Sleepy village with sleepy people. I hope dey don’t go beyond d wedding and bride price sha
Hope this “marriage” doesn’t include sleeping with her. Its well o!
I completely agree with Adaobi Joy Ani
sleepy village with sleepy brains
It will be weird if sexual activities are involved.
I go with Adaobi joy Ani
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