By Rashim Nabanja
Everyman in love would really like to make his woman feel good, this is why when it comes to marriage proposals, many do something extra that will make their girls feel really special.
“A few days ago, a couple made rounds on the Internet after a person who goes by the twitter handle @butterfly_Anele mocked the guy on twitter for proposing to his girl at KFC. Anele whose profile states she is a journalist and events coordinator took to her timeline trashing the guy. She wrote,
“SA men are so broke they even propose at KFC…they have absolutely no class, I mean who proposes at KFC. #kfc proposal.”
She also went ahead and took photos of the couple. Unbeknownst to her, the unkind tweet went viral creating a path for the couple to earn itself a big wedding.
After the hashtag ‘#kfc proposal’ became popular, the South African couple identified as Hector and Nonhlanhla got themselves over 70 brands willing to cater for most of their wedding and honeymoon expenses.
Using twitter, Brands like Woolworth SA, a multinational retail company offered them R15k, over Shs3.7 million for the wedding, CocaCola also offered to cater for their drinks at the wedding free of charge, Lion lager also pledged R5000 approximately Shs1.2 million, Kulula holidays promised to take charge of their honeymoon holidays as Audi South Africa pledged to be in charge of the transport thought the entire honeymoon.
Many other brands and also individuals took to their twitter handles and pledged a number of contributions like the music for the wedding, the outfits, rings, makeup and photography and wedding venue for the couple.
Amazingly, the couple also doesn’t have to worry about the marriage certificate since it also has a sponsor.
Looks like a couple that was trying to have their way through a normal legal union may end up having a grand ceremony of the year courtesy of just a simple tweet.
Watch video of the proposal.
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
Some of the offers the couple has received.
Standard bank – Offered to write off the debts to a max of R300 000, approximately Shs75m
Capfin – R50 000, about Shs12m towards the wedding
Nedbank – R20 000, approximately Shs5m towards a home loan
ABSA – R15 000 – 45 day Absa Notice Select account and a trading account worth R10 000 from our Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Managers.
SA Lottery – R25 000 – In the spirit of creating a brighter future, we are delighted to contribute R25,000, approximately Shs6.2m towards the couple’s savings, as well as access to our financial advisors free of charge
Old Mutual – R5 000, approximately Shs1.2m money account
Liberty – R10 000, approximately Shs2.5m and free financial planning
Woolworths – R15 000, approximately Shs3.5m
702 Listener – R10 000- Shs2.5m
Lion Lager – R5 000- Shs 1.2m
Capital Hotel – Venue for Wedding
Constitution Hill – Venue for Wedding
Metro FM – Wedding decor worth R180 000 and a R15 000 cake
Zodwa Wabantu – Wedding Dress
Knaomi – Wedding Dress
Knaomi – Wedding jewellery
Emerald – R45 000 worth of rings
Tomi Rikhotso – Wedding Outfits
Dolly Face – Make-up
Khanyi Mbau – MC the wedding
Khaya Mthethwa – To officiate the wedding
DJ Fresh – Offered to donate a DJ set to the couple
Black Coffee – Offered to pay for wedding suits for all the groomsmen
Zakes Bantwini – Offered a free performance at the wedding
Jaziel Brothers – Performance at wedding
Power FM listener – Brass band
Ventso Group – R15 000 stage, sound and lighting for the wedding
Austin Malema – Free photography for the wedding
Ofentse Mwase Films – Free photography for the wedding
OP Events and Hire – Red Carpet
Audi – Chauffeur at the wedding
Lexus – Chauffeur at the wedding
VW – Chauffeur at the wedding
A&V Stretch Tents – Stretch tent for the wedding
Calvin and Squard – Washing the dishes
Emotions Studio – Engagement Shoot
Slaying Goliath – Wedding invites design
The national department of Transport – Traffic officers for the day
Power FM – Live Broadcast from wedding
Mzansi Magic – Would like to film a wedding special
DRUM Magazine – A two-page spread in the magazine covering their wedding
True Love – A two-page spread in the magazine covering their wedding
Sowetan Live – Full page cover
ENCA – Live Streaming from the wedding