103-year-old man pays 5 million rupiahs to marry 27-year-old bride – Video. In a rather shocking development, a 103-year-old man married a 27-year-old woman in a controversial arranged marriage. The centenarian who is a Dutch colonial war veteran married his much younger bride in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Photos and videos of the unlikely couple on their wedding day have been doing the rounds online for over a week now, sparking both outrage and humorous comments. Some can’t believe the wedding was for real, but several Indonesian news outlets have confirmed that 103-year-old Puang Katte married a 27-year-old woman named Indo Alang in the District of Siwa, South Sulawesi. The groom, who is reportedly a widower, fought in the Dutch colonial war (1945 – 1949).
“Yes, it’s true, the ceremony was held this afternoon at the bride’s house on Jalan Galico street,” Ayu Anggreni Muchtar, a relative of the groom, told Liputan6. “I do not know his exact age, but he is definitely over 100 years old, he is a Dutch colonial warfighter. His wife is still in her 20’s.”
Tribune News later revealed the real age of the newlyweds, Katte, 103 years old, and Alng, 27. The 76-year age difference shocked many in the Asian country, even though they are not entirely uncommon. Back in 2017, Oddity Central featured the story of a 71-year-old woman who married a 16-year-old boy, and just the other day Indonesian media revealed the case of another 103-year-old man who recently married a woman 66 years his junior.
Videos showing the hunched old groom being supported by a young man as he staggers down the aisle to meet his young bride have been shared on Facebook and Twitter, putting the question of arranged marriages into question once again.
Interestingly, the dowry paid by Katte to his bride’s family wasn’t that substantial, according to local media reports. he allegedly only paid 5 million rupiah ($343) and a gold ring. The two are currently living at the groom’s house in South Sulawesi.
Closer to home, iHarare can reveal that 70-year-old Zanu PF minister, Cain Mathema, married Pokello’s sister, Bathabetsoe Nare, who was a 23-year-old in 2016. She had just graduated from Midlands States University (MSU) the previous month. The wedding was held in Bulawayo.
Mathema reportedly left his first wife for a house helper, whom he married customarily in 2009. The maid was only 20-years-old at the time. He later left her for Nare after he met her while she was on attachment at a government complex in Bulawayo in 2014.
Source – iHarare
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