Dream ride continues for lovebirds

SA's favourite lovebirds Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat had a whale of a time at the weekend, including enjoying the Soweto derby at a packed FNB Stadium.

The pair who won many hearts following the wedding proposal at an KFC outlet last week, which trended on Twitter in SA and gobally, have received sponsorship pledges from corporate brands.

Since their heartwarming video broke the internet, the couple have somewhat assumed a celebrity status. They were also the couple to look out for among the 80,000 people who thronged the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Even more sweet for the two is that while Mkansi is an ardent Kaizer Chiefs supporter, Soldaat swears by Orlando Pirates. Before the game Soldaat jokingly said there would be no supper if her team lost. Mkansi, on the other hand, said now that the lobolo has been paid he would make sure that his partner would cross over to Amakhosi.

#KFCProposal couple Hector Mkansi and Nonhlahla Soldaat attended the Soweto derby at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
#KFCProposal couple Hector Mkansi and Nonhlahla Soldaat attended the Soweto derby at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Zinhle Modiselle, public affairs director for KFC Africa, said the company will look at how best it can help the couple in coordinating the donations and pledges, which continue to stream in. These range from a paid honeymoon to clothes.

"We are fully respectful of the couple's privacy and wishes, so all plans will ensure those are respected," Modiselle said.

"We are working closely with the couple and providing all the guidance required to coordinate final efforts towards fulfilling their dream. We will definitely be sharing an update in the coming weeks," she said.

Brands such as Coca Cola, Kulula, Sun City Resort, Siwela Wines, Castle Lite, Audi, Tsogo Sun, Puma and Huawei have pledged gifts to make their wedding day special.

Performers including DJ Fresh, Ami Faku, Zakes Bantwini and Donald have offered their free services on the big day.

A couple seen getting engaged in a KFC vaal outlet on November 6 2019 has gone viral. KFC is on a mission to find the couple and has asked Mzansi and residents in Vaal area to help them in their search. In the video posted on Twitter, a man is seen kneeling down in front of the woman, who seems surprised and overwhelmed. The proposal was done in full view of KFC patrons.

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