Saturday, 09 November 2019 07:26

South Africa’s favourite couple has spoken out for the first time since their proposal video at fast food outlet KFC went viral. 

Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat who officially got married in 2012 have been receiving pledges from brands across SA  to help fund their wedding after their heartwarming video broke the internet.

However this will not be the couple's first matrimonial service. According to the groom the upcoming ceremony will be their second.

In a statement released to SowetanLIVE, the love birds who got engaged on Wednesday say they are overwhelmed by the support and would like privacy while they process the day's events.

“Thank you South Africa. Your kindness has truly warmed us. We would have never imagined that our love story would have touched so many of you. While we appreciate the support, we ask that you please give us a moment to take it all in. We will definitely let you know about our plans around the wedding,” they said.