The 16-year-Old son of Bishop of the Corinthian Apostolic Church in Zion is set to officially marry to his 15-year-old girl friend in the church.
The teenage couple had already done their traditional marriage in Nkandia, KZN, South Africa.
The traditional marriage was done on March 9 while the church wedding comes up on April 13.
The teenage boy identified as Siyacela Dlamuka , said he was looking forward to making Thando Mathebula his wife officially.
“She’s different and special.”
“I can’t wait to officially call her my wife.”
Siyacela on the issue of kids
He said they aren’t planning on having kids just yet. He added that they want to complete the necessary stages of their formal education before they took the route of starting a family.
His father, Mthandeni Dlamika (59), a bishop of the Corinthians Apostolic Church in Zion, said he fully supports the marriage.
He said: “These days, you find teenagers engaging in sexual activities secretly and most of the time; they end up falling pregnant out of wedlock”.
Speaking further the father said, when his son told him he had fallen in love, Siyacela’s father said he took it upon himself to pay for dowry and other expenses so Siyacela could focus on school.
The Bishop said he made a rule for his son and his bride-to-be not to engage in premarital relations.
“The only rule I made is that they wait until they’re officially married before engaging in sexual activities. That was the rule I made for my daughters too, who are all married now,” he said.
Well, we guess age is not an important factor for marriage in some parts of the world.