South Africa’s favourite couple Nonhlanhla Soldaat and Hector Mkansi are set to tie the knot on 31 December. The couple, now known as ‘KFC Couple‘, caused a buzz on social media after a video of their proposal went viral.
Ahead of their big day, the blushing bride-to-be has thanked South Africans for their support and said life has not been the same. We are not the same people we were,” said Soldaat. Even when we go to the mall, people point and say, it’s the KFC couple, can we please get a picture.
The wedding is expected to be a grand affair, with South Africa’s top wedding organisers, hairstylists, make-up artists and photographers all on board to make the day special for the couple.
I don’t know how to say thank you, I wish there was a loudspeaker for me to be able to thank everyone. We are grateful,” added Soldaat. The couple will be jetting off to their honeymoon in New York soon.
In other news – Lebo Mashile on finding her voice after being body shammed
Award-winning poet Lebo Mashile this year launched a theatre production based on the life of South African icon Saartjie Baartman called Venus vs Modernity, drawing from her own experience of being body shamed.
The production explored the links between Saartjie’s experiences on tour in Europe with the modern-day struggles of body issues, gender-based violence and s-e-xuality. It was conceptualised by Lebo nearly 10 years ago when she found herself waging a war against body shaming. Read more