The hashtag, #KFCProposal, trended on Twitter over the weekend. For all who don’t know what it is about, this is all that went down.
Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat met in 2010 and were married in 2012. However, Mkansi could not afford an expensive ring. After saving up, they went to the KFC and he asked Soldaat to marry him a second time.
A lady who videoed the action, took to Twitter to make a mockery of Mkansi who she believed should have proposed at a place better than KFC.
See her tweet below:
Apparently this was what triggered the #KFCProposal
May the bitterness of our enemies cause people to favour us pic.twitter.com/0ipryTH1iq
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) November 10, 2019
KFC, who was not taking any of this shade as an international brand, was the first to reach out to the couple.
Mzansi please help us find this beautiful couple, re batla ho ba blesser 😊 DM us any leads, there might be a Finger Lickin’ Good surprise in it for you too. Batho ba Vaal re thuseng! We love love 😍❤️ #KFCProposal pic.twitter.com/6bj89dtj4j
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) November 7, 2019
The couple became celebrities overnight, attending events and granting interviews.
— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) November 11, 2019
Already, Nigerian-born foreign musician Jidenna has pledged his support for the couple by giving them VVIP tickets to the Africans Unite Concert.
Ayyy congratulations to the lovely couple. I know you’re breathing easy. Wanna gift you guys two VIP tickets to the Africans Unite Concert on November 24 in South Africa. #AfricansUnite #KFCProposal #KFCWedding @KFCSA https://t.co/4sjTKDK5mp pic.twitter.com/cuyHL2Ahjq
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) November 8, 2019
Meanwhile, Twitter users are taking this story from different angles. While some are using them as prayer points to receive their miracle sponsorship, others are planning on how to use KFC for their wedding proposal.
Nevertheless, congratulations to Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat. Their love story is making headlines, and we are also very happy for them.