'KFC couple' to usher in 2020 as 'newly weds' after confirming second wedding date

2019-11-21 20:02
Nonhlanhla Soldaat and Hector Mkansi, known as the KFC couple, show off their wedding bands. (Supplied, KFC)

Nonhlanhla Soldaat and Hector Mkansi, known as the KFC couple, show off their wedding bands. (Supplied, KFC)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

To usher in the New Year, South Africa's favourite couple, Nonhlanhla Soldaat and Hector Mkansi, have set December 31 as the day they will tie the knot for the second time.

The couple took social media by storm after Mkansi 37, was captured on video proposing to Soldaat, 38.

It later emerged that the couple was already married after it turned out Mkansi had taken the rings for a cleaning when he was captured "proposing" (they wed in December 2018), but decided that he was going to do something different when he gave the ring to Soldaat.

The video elicited an outpouring of positivity, with social media users seemingly taken with the woman's overwhelmed reaction, and the man's broad, joyous smile.

With the outpouring of generosity now tallied (one Twitter user took it upon himself to be the dedicated bookkeeper for all things gifts and offers), a date has been set and the planner, Precious Thamaga of Precious Celebrations, said she could not wait to plan what was in all likelihood one of the first weddings planned and co-ordinated on Twitter.

The wedding day was also confirmed by KFC on its Twitter account, with the company tweeting: "We have a wedding date, people."

The pair told W24 they had no idea they would get an opportunity to get the wedding of their dreams because it "wasn't the kind of ceremony we wanted but because of the situation we continued with it last year".

They have three children - seven, 12 and 17.

Read more on:    good news

Inside News24

Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle

Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.