KFC proposal

Gifts for SA’s KFC proposal couple stream in. Image via Twitter: KFC South Africa

KFC proposal: South Africa showers cash-strapped couple with gifts

After a video of a man proposing to his girlfriend in KFC went viral, South Africa has clubbed together to create a memorable wedding day.

KFC proposal

Gifts for SA’s KFC proposal couple stream in. Image via Twitter: KFC South Africa

After a video went viral of a man proposing to his girlfriend in KFC, South Africa has clubbed together to shower the couple with gifts for an amazing life together. 

A video went viral after a man got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend in a Gauteng KFC on Wednesday 6 November. Just two days later on Friday, the couple was identified as Hector and Nonhlanhla.

Hector said he would “like to have a small event to celebrate his wife but the budget is tight.”  

SA touched by KFC proposal

South Africa was so touched by the sweet moment, everyone’s well wishes on social media, and Hector’s story, that companies and even strangers all over began to shower the couple with gifts for their new journey. So much so, that the hashtag #KFCProposal lasted over 24 hours at number one. 

During the influx of gifts, which we are sure was overwhelming for the fast-food chain and the couple, KFC tweeted: “Our amazing couple, bhut’ Hector and sis Nonhlanhla, are truly grateful and overjoyed by your love SA. Ba kopa fela a moment to take in all the love you are showering them with, please bear with us. More to follow fam. Siyabonga Mzansi.” 

South Africa plans a wedding

Some of the gifts that streamed in for the couple included the following: 

  • Castle Lite offered the couple a honeymoon with all flights and accommodation included
  • Clark & Sons sponsored 40 cases of their legendary mixers for the wedding day 
  • SA singer, Langa Mavuso offered to sing at the wedding 
  • Siwela Wines said they would like to sponsor some of their best range of MMC and wines
  • An anonymous Radio 702 listener who did not want to be named, gave R10 000 to the couple 
  • FNB are giving R5 000 in a Gold Cheque Account 
  • Takealot has give them a R5 000 voucher 
  • Sun City, to celebrate their engagement, offered them a weekend stay at the resort 
  • Amstel Lager and StrongbowSA are supplying the couple with cases 
  • The Lifestyle Tourist announced that their honeymoon would be a two night stay at the AM Lodge in Limpopo
  • Telkom offered a sim with Freeme data so that they can always stay connected
  • Total South Africa offered to fuel their next adventure
  • DRUM Magazine offered them a two page spread to tell their amazing love story
  • Bohlokwa Bahlekazi offered free decor services for the big day 
  • Joe Human offered on the house wedding cards/invitations to be designed 
  • Billy Dlamini offered his and hers rings worth R45 000
  • Audi South Africa said they would drive them to their honeymoon 
  • Puma South Africa said they each deserve R10 000 off in-store 
  • Huawei will give them each a device to capture memorable moments 
  • Roadtrippers Travel will give an all expenses paid holiday to Mozambique in 2020
  • Gqom fashion SA gifted the couple a blue Volkswagen Polo
  • Liberty Group have offered R10 000 into a tax-free savings account and a free financial planning session
  • 1Life Insurance gave them a R10 000 life investment 
  • Durex offered something special for behind closed doors 
  • Koo offered groceries to the value of R20 000
  • DEFY appliances to the value of R20 000
  • Black Coffee offered to pay for their suit and dress

This doesn’t scratch the service of everything that has been offered to the sweet couple on social media but we think they deserve every last bit of it.