With a heart like a mother-in-law filled with pride I watched the, now, famous #KFCProposal on YouTube. Seeing the cash strapped but proud Hector Mkansi on his knees and the emotionally overwhelmed Nonhlanhla Soldaat brought me close to tears.

Then warm feelings filled my whole being when Mzansi started to share, to make this couples’ second wedding an event to tell their grandchildren over and over.

I sometimes hear radio stations’ listeners and sponsors giving to make life a bit easier for people with difficulty. Never would I thought that a whole country would be so generous that it reached world headlines in newspapers such as the BBC and Washington Post. 

Mzansi, that’s why I love you!

By Sanette Viljoen

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