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A couple who recently went viral for getting engaged in a KFC have received hundreds of donations after trolls made fun of them for their fast-food proposal.


South Africa – Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat officially got married in 2012 but have been receiving pledges from hundreds of brands across South Africa to help fund their wedding after their heartwarming #KFCproposal video broke the internet.

The couple had a small ceremony after meeting in 2010 and have lived together ever since but pressure from the church has led them to plan a formal wedding, and that is why Mkansi proposed again to the love of his life to give her the wedding of her dreams… and it looks like they will get just that and more!

The video which has caused the nation to feel-good about love again was originally uploaded to Twitter by Kateka Malobola and then by KFC South Africa who asked Mzansi to search for the couple.

“Please help us find this beautiful couple,” the Twitter account posted on Thursday. “DM us any leads; there might be a Finger-Lickin’ Good surprise in it for you too … We love love.”

At first, trolls made fun of the couple, but then something magical happened as the nation shared an outpouring of positivity and love and then brands jumped on board to offer donations from luggage to drinks at their reception and even DJ Fresh as their in-house music master on their celebration day.

Check out the full list below:


Standard bank – Offered to write off the debts to a max of R300 000!!!

Capfin – R50 000 towards the wedding

Nedbank – R20 000 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.

Africa Bank – R33 000 in a tax free savings account

SA Lottery – R25 000 – In the spirit of creating a brighter future, we are delighted to contribute R25,000 towards the couple’s savings, as well as access to our financial advisors free of charge

Old Mutual – R5 000 money account

Liberty – R10 000 and free financial planning

Woolworths – R15 000

702 Listener – R10 000

Lion Lager – R5 000

Wedding Stuff

Capital Hotel – Venue for Wedding

Constitution Hill – Venue for Wedding

The Dome –  Comic Con partnered with the Dome to offer the venue for the 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

Media on 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

Daily Sun – Wedding coverage


Coca Cola – Soft drinks at the wedding

Clark and Sons – 40 cases of mixers

Krone – Three Cases of Night Nectar for their bachelor and bachelorette parties

Jagermeister – Performance by the Jägermeister Brass Cartel at the wedding and ice-cold shots all night long.

Siwela Wines – MCC wines

Jameson – 1 case lobola vula mlomo

Mighty Mesolo – 200 bottles with personalised stickers

Blue Mbobo – 2 cases of new Tanquery new flavour

Pick n Pay – R10 000 JC Le Roux gift card

Honeymoon and Holidays

Gautrain – Free transport to the airport for their honeymoon

Kulula – Offered free flights and 5 nights accommodation in Cape Town

Roadteiooers Travel – All expenses paid trip to Bilene Mozambique Holiday

Lifestyle Tourist – 2 nights honeymoon at Golimpopo and am Lodge

Sun City Resort – Offered a weekend stay at the resort

Castle Lite – Extra Cold honeymoon at the #RepublicOfExtraCold incl. Flights and accommodation this summer!

V&A Waterfront – Helicopter Ride

Dr Qwabe – Boat Cruise on Haarties Dam

Home Stuff

Defy – R20 000 – appliances for their new home

KOO – R20 000 – Together with our friends; Crosse Blackwell, Fatti’s & Monis, Ace, Golden Cloud, Black Cat, Mrs Balls, All Gold, Benny, Colman’s, Holbrooks and King Korn, we’d like to contribute groceries

Shoprite – No amount but will offer the couple an in-store voucher

Takealot – R5 000 voucher

the Design MFs – Home Design

Sizwe Dhlomo – 2 cows

Inkomazi – 2 cows

Daily Sun – 1 sheep

Sir D Maloka – 1 cow

DSTV – Fully installed Explora and 12 months of DSTC compact subscription

Open View – 42 inch TV and fully installed decoder

Vodacom – Hero assist bundle (home drive, roadside and home security plus TV, Microwave and SMEG kettle and toaster)

Le Creuset – R3 100 worth of heart casserole

Durex – unknown donation (We’d like to send the couple a lil’ something-something that’ll turn their “I do” into an “OH YES” come the big day)

Other Goods

Gqom Fashion – VW Polo Vivo

Puma – R10 000 PUMA clothing

Aldo Shoes – R5 000 voucher

Huawei Mobile – 2 devices to capture all the memorable moments

Dr Nandipha – Skincare

Shandu – Matching swimwear

Lasizwe – Wigs

Bonga Ngoma – Grooms Hair Cut

Bontle Modiselle – Step

Luthi Creatives – Shoes

Kubs Chillie Sauce and Catering – Sauces

Bellissima Premium HAir – Customised Wig

Telkom – Free me Sim Cards

Rain – Free data for a year

Ster-Kinekor – Movie Experience

Cape Town City – VIP Match Tickets

Total – Fuel

Sources: Twitter | #KFCproposal
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