The #KFCProposal couple have set a date and are going into 2020 as a married couple

The whole country came together to support this couple ❤️❤️❤️


Nonhlanhla Soldaat and Hector Mkansi our South Africa’s favourite couple, after their #KFCProposal, went viral earlier this month. And now the fast-food joint has announced that the couple have set a wedding date.

The two are planning to get married on New Year’s Eve, 31 December:

The #StreetwiseWedding will be planned by Precious Thamaga of Precious Celebrations, as she announced on Twitter:

We can’t wait for the national celebration!

Here’s a recap of the #KFCProposal: 

In a video, captured by Twitter user Kateka Malobol, that has since gone viral, a man proposes to a woman inside KFC at Evaton Mall in Evaton, Gauteng, and the restaurant then took to Twitter to try and find the couple:

Within a couple of hours, South Africa became obsessed with the proposal and found the couple.

A MC who spoke to the couple said, ‘He’d like to have a small event to celebrate his wife but budget is tight. We need a venue, dress, suit, cake, and food. I can’t wait to MC this one. Can anyone else help us, please.’

And then TV personality and medical doctor, Sindi van Zyl, put the call out to the public to help them with their wedding:

South African brands and individuals then went above and beyond to pitch in and help and we tried to collate all the donations.

The COSMO fashion team offered to style and dress the bridesmaids for the big day:

Kulula offered to pay for 5-day honeymoon in Cape Town including flights and accommodation:

DJ Black Coffee offered to sponsor the suits for the groom and his groomsmen:

Woolworths donated an R15k voucher to the couple:

DStv gifted them with an Explora and a year’s DStv compact subscription:

The V&A Waterfront promised a helicopter ride and sunset cruise when they arrive in Cape Town:

They also got a R10k voucher from Clicks:

And 10 cases of JC Le Roux and an R10k voucher from Pick n Pay for a couple of the KFC proposal:

They received a voucher from Shoprite to stock up their new home:

As well as a home loan to start their lives together from Nedbank:

Skincare treatment from Optimum Medical Aesthetic Solutions:

Capfin donated R50 000 towards their wedding:

Groceries worth R20k from KOO:

They received three cases of Krone Night Nectar each for their bachelor and bachelorette parties:

They received R10k (R5000 each) donation to towards tax-free saving accounts from Liberty Group SA:

MetroFM offered the services Innovative Eventz to the value of R180 000:

Someone donated swimwear for the pair:

Openview gave the couple a 42″ TV and fully installed decoder:

Volkswagen offered to drive the pair to the wedding:

Coke sponsored all the soft drinks at the wedding:

Daily Sun offered to donate a sheep:

Tomi Rikhotso offered to make the traditional outfits and actress Rami Chuene offered to pay for it:

Momentum Multiply gave them two Health Spa vouchers:

Eyewitness News offered to live stream the wedding:

Standard Bank has donated money to the couple:

They later clarified that they offering them a clean slate:

Cape Town City FC gave them two VIP tickets for any of their games at home or away:

Sumo and Montana nightclubs offered to host the bachelor and bachelorette parties:

Someone offered to donate the rings to the couple:

Ventso Group offered the couple stage, sound and lighting to the value R15k for the wedding:

The Gautrain sponsored their trips to and from O.R. Tambo for their Cape Town holiday:

Puma gave them R10k worth of products:

Huawei gifted the couple with two devices:

Audi offered the couple a ride to their honeymoon destination:

FNB gave the couple R5000 towards their future:

Musician Zakes Bantwini offered to perform at the wedding free-of-charge:

A 702 listener anonymously donated R10 000 to the couple:

Bohlokwa Bahlekazi offered decor services:

Castle Lite offered to sponsor a honeymoon with flights and accommodation included:

Takealot sponsored an R5000 voucher to the couple:

Clark & Sons sponsored 40 cases of their mixes for the wedding:

Roadtripper’s Travel offered them a trip to Bilene-Mozambique in 2020:

Amstel offered them cases of Amstel Lager and Amstel Radler, and Strongbow some cider:

Sun City offered them a weekend stay at their resort:

Ster-Kinekor gifted them with a movie experience including tickets and combos:

AM Lodge in Limpopo will be the destination for the honeymoon:

TV personality, K Naomi offered to help the couple with the jewellery for the wedding:

Siwela Wines sponsored MCC and wines for the wedding:

TREsemmé offered to give the bride a salon finish for her wedding:

A Twitter user offered to draw up their antenuptial contract for free:

Lebo’s Hair Studio offered to donate a wig and styling for the bride:

The Design MFs offered to design their new home:

TV personality Blue Mbombo donated two cases of Tanqueray‘s new flavour:

Aqueous Cleaning Services offered their services and a case of Bonang’s House of BNG MCC:

Twitter user, @KayNgonyama offered to do the bride’s makeup:

Chicken Licken pledged to give two cows for the wedding:

Mzansi Magic offered to broadcast the wedding (OMG we would love this):

Restaurant Rands in Cape Town offered to set up the couple’s future kids with school uniforms and stationery, as well as giving the couple their VVIP experience when they come to Cape Town:

Le Creuset gave the couple a heart-shaped casserole dish:

The Greyville Convention Centre in Durban offered their location for the wedding reception:

Mogolo Water offered to give the couple still water:

MduduziMats, Khandani Msibi and Africa Investment Consortium donated a 31-piece dinner set:

Singer Dr Tumisang offered to perform at the wedding:

Mango Airlines offered the couple a honeymoon in Zanzibar:

The SA Lottery gave the couple R25000 towards their savings and access to their financial advisors:

Pastor of the Oasis Church, Khaya Mthethwa offered to officiate the wedding or give the couple premarital counselling:

Mafikizolo also offered to perform at the wedding:

Lasiswe offered to donate a full-frontal lace wig for the bride and her bridesmaids from Hair Kingdom:

Defy sponsored the couple’s kitchen with appliances to the value of R20k:

Jameson gave the couple a case of Jameson Select Reserve:

Gqomfashion gave the couple a whole car:

Inkomazi donated two couples for the couple’s lobola negotiations:

Donovan Goliath offered to MC the wedding:

Vodacom gave the couple their Hero Assist bundle plus a V-Home Starter kit, TV, microwave, SMEG kettle & toaster.

Lion Lager pledged R50 000 towards the lobola agreements:

LUX South Africa offered to donate a flower wall and flowers for the bridal table:

Journalist Sizwe Dhlomo also offered to donate two cows:

Photographer Austin Malema offered to take their photographs:

Durex jumped into the festivities and promised the couple sumthin’ sumthin’:

Nigerian-American artist Jidenna offered the couple VIP tickets to the Africans Unite concert in Pretoria on 24 November:

The Abantu Book Festival offered the couple a home library:

Coricraft offered the couple two new couches of their choice:

Ocean’s Basket gave the couple a year’s worth of date nights:

Cassper Nyovest offered the couple an all-expenses-paid trip to attend #FillUpRoyalBafokeng:

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