Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat won the hearts of millions of South Africans when Hector got down on one knee and proposed at KFC on Friday. An onlooker took a video and shared it on Social Media, which went viral.
After dozens of sponsorships and wedding gifts from brands, the couple says they’ve started to plan their dream wedding. Speaking to the Sowetan, they opened up about how they met. It was at a funeral where Hector, who was 27 at the time, laid his eyes on Nonhlanhla, who was 18.
“I met her at a funeral and I asked a relative to call her for me. However, when she was in front of me I was a bit shaking and I ended up sending her for a plate of food and a juice. When she came back with the food I told her there was something missing from her plate, which was her number,” Hector said.
Hector, who is pastor at a Zion church said he only managed to complete ‘lobola’ in 2018. They got married in December in a small matrimonial. “It was not a big wedding and it was far from what we wanted and I vowed to make her feel special every year, which is what I did on Friday,” Hector said.
The famous love birds are excited about their wedding which promises to be a glamorous affair. “We have not come up with a date but I can’t wait to come down from a helicopter holding my wife in her champagne dress. Everything that is happening is what we had been praying for.”