A woman has opened up about her concerns after her 19-year-old sister got married. She feels the sibling is too young for marriage. Social media users had mixed reactions to her post; some agreed with her while others defended the teenager.
Twitter maMthiya took to social media to share a picture of her sister, saying:
"My sister is getting married at 19. I still think they are to young for this . But that’s what they want."
The post received over 3 000 likes. Twitter user shazy_makhoba said:
"I got married at 20 and my husband was 24. we are still happily married, I did not lose my self or my dreams. She will be just fine. Congratulations to her."
"She is tooo young. When will she go to tertiary?"
"You cannot say it's she wants. She could be forced into the marriage."
"No, that's not what she wants, it's what her parents want. The environment that she grew up in may also have had an influence into this marriage."
"Is it a concern because he's older? Congrats to them by the way!"
"They don't really understand what they are getting into. It's sad."
"Bathi once you have found the person you want to spend the rest of you life with, you can't wait for the rest of your life to begin. uNkulunkulu ababusise."
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