Elderly lady, 63, becomes 1st woman in South Africa to marry herself

Elderly lady, 63, becomes 1st woman in South Africa to marry herself

- An elderly lady, 63, recently married herself in a small ceremony

- Rita Woodall-Terblanche's hubby passed away three years ago

- She also said the ring keeps irrita,ting men away

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A woman, Rita Woodall-Terblanche has made history by becoming Mzansi's first reported woman to marry herself.

The Vanderbijlpark widow married herself in a private ceremony last Saturday, which was hosted at the Riverside Sun Hotel conference centre, Alberton Record reported.

Woodall-Terblanche is the first South African woman to be reported to enter sologamy - which is defined as a person marrying him or herself.

The small ceremony was attended by seven guests and Woodall-Terblanche drove herself to the wedding with her own car.

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Woodall-Terblanche designed her own wedding ring and she even said vows to herself in front of the small wedding party.

The newly-self-wed lady revealed that no one could love her more than she can love herself.

“You can also never trust anyone as you trust yourself,” she explained.

Woodall-Terblanche said her last hubby passed away three years ago and she thought she'd never find love again.

The mother of two and the late love of her life was married for 37 years before he passed. She added that an added bonus to her self-marriage was that irritating men would stay away now.

Take a look at her interview with eNuus below:

Although Woodall-Terblanche is the first woman in Mzansi to marry herself, she's not the first in the world. Briefly.co.za reported a 32-year-old Ugandan lady recently married herself in a mock wedding ceremony after continuous pressure from her family to settle with a good man.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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