A couple went viral for getting engaged at a local KFC, inspiring the nation with their love, the ripple effect has moved everyone to play their part.
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.
MC Sipho Mkwanazi reached out to KFC to offer his services to the couple for their big day. This inspired hundreds of people and corporate businesses to get involved. Their wedding will be fully paid for by the generosity of others.
Brand South Africa tracked Sipho down to discuss how he played his part in the ripple effect that spread love and goodness across South Africa. They interviewed him which you can watch below.
#KFCWedding We’re just as excited about the wedding as you are Mzansi that we visited @alphi_s the man behind the campaign for a chat and to surprise him with a gift. We applaud your efforts. Keep playing your part in building a better SA. @KFCSA #KFCProposal #InspiringSA pic.twitter.com/SAKNdPIO8E
— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) November 12, 2019
If you missed everything the couple is being gifted, you can find it here.
Play Your Part is a nationwide movement created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. Its objective is to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing – because a nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone. The campaign is driven by Brand South Africa.
Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates to individuals, NGOs to government, churches to schools, young to not so young. It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.
There are numerous opportunities, big and small, for each and every South African to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live and operate. Play Your Part encourages them to act on these opportunities.
For more information on how you can play your part click here #GetInvolved #PlayYourPart