Austin Malema. Credit: Supplied
South Africans from across the country were inspired by the #KFCWedding.
Nonhlanhla Soldaat (28) and Hector Mkansi (37) captured the hearts of the nation and reminded us all that where there is love, there is beauty when their 'proposal' went viral.
And now their wedding, which took place on New Year's eve, is the inspiration behind why many South Africans say they still believe in love.
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The newly weds are preparing for their upcoming U.S. honeymoon which will take place later this month.
People from across the country have shared their well-wishes for the couple with us:
Your story is so beautiful. Please don't forget what God has done for you through these sponsors. When tough times come, remember that He is the way-maker. Nothing is too difficult for Him. We've been inspired by your story and we love you so much.
May you enjoy your life together.
God came through for you in the most wonderful way.
May you always be this happy and stay true to each other. With God on your side no weapon will or can be formed against you. Many blessings to you. Thank you to all the sponsors who made this dream come true. God will bless you in abundance.
Congratulations to you, may God be with you and everyone who sponsored your wedding. A big thank you to the companies who showed that they care.
Wishing you two a lifetime of Love, Respect and Kindness.
God bless the Mkansi family.
God shall bless all sponsors and South Africans for practicing Ubuntu. God shall bless the newly weds with prosperity, love, kids and appreciation of God.
To my favorite couple. This is proof that God is indeed our Provider. Congratulations on your beautiful union. May God make your marriage a perfect one.
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I'm wishing them a wonderful wedding, God has done miracles for the couple. They must keep loving each other the way they do and stay in the marriage forever. I'm so happy for them.
Your story uplifted a nation and brought kindness back to the fore. Wishing you a lifetime of love, health and happiness! Much blessings to you both.
Caryn Pumplun and family
I am really happy for them, may the Lord bless their union.
God is good all the time. Please continue praising him. Amen.
Congrats. Enjoy your honeymoon in New York.
Congrats to the beautiful couple. May God continue to bless you, wishing you many more years of love, happiness and joy together. You're such an inspiration to many.
I wish you all the best for years to come. Treat each other with respect all the days of your lives and create some more beautiful memories for your children.
All the best!
Go bless this wedding.
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If I did not believe that God answers any prayer before, today I do. I know God is there when I look at how your lives have turned out, by doing something so heartfelt and genuine.
From Cape Town come the warmest wishes for a wonderful wedding and a really gloriously happy life together in the future! It is so wonderful to have such an inspiring love story in these troubled times in SA! Someday we’ll find it: the Rainbow connection!
Sabine Koch, Cape Town
I hope this marriage brings you love and lots of happiness. May you experience God's grace and love in your lives. Remember love is kind and love is patient, love does not keep records of wrongs. Love one another.
The best of luck with the wedding. We hope it's all you've ever dreamed of.
May their lives be always blessed abundantly. Always show kindness and never forget this is by the grace of your father in heaven.
Wendy Le Goff
Wishing you all the best to your new union, may God richly bless you guys.
Congratulations to the most beautiful people on earth! May you be blessed in abundance.
The Smuts Family, Centurion
We wish you nothing but the best, man plans but God is the Master of all Plans. Enjoy every moment and put Him (God) in the center of everything.
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I wish Hector and Nonhlanhla a blessed wedding ceremony. May the good Lord who made it all possible keep you under His care for years to come. Your love story restored hope for marriage in the youth of this country!
Halala! Halala! Nguwo, nguwo, ngumtshato! Enjoy your wedding. We are with you. Welcome to the world of married people.
Wishing you all the best on your wedding day and many years of achievement. God bless everyone who made your day successful and amazing. Enjoy every moment.
I am so touched by your story. I pray that God Bless your unity and that you stay happy till time stands still. You are my inspiration. Much love for you.
Indeed God looks at your heart, he has made his move for you, and the world was in total awe. May you have The Almighty throughout your wedding, and your lives.
Good luck my brother and sister.
All the best for your wedding and may you and your wife have a healthy properous happy life together
Barend Patrick Smit
Congratulations, and may the good Lord shower both of you with many blessings. And may you continue to love and care for each other.
May the good Lord Bless you with genuine LOVE and commitment to keep your marriage in good condition.
I love when you said you discuss things before you go to bed. That's powerful! All the best for your wedding. God do you good
I am happy for you guys. please save money and I just hope you will have enough to spend in building your home. A wedding day is a big thing and you still have to build your marriage.
Enjoy your day to the fullest.
May this be the beginning of a life of ease and abundance for you. May your hearts, home and bank accounts always be full! You are special. God bless your union.
May The Almighty fill this beautiful union with endless love, respect, good health and endless wealth for the rest of your lives.
The Hanif Family
Dear happy couple, May your big day tomorrow be utterly blessed. May you be together for many many happy years.
Modimo ha a fe ka letsogo (The Lord blesses in mysterious ways). When the hymn goes "count your blessings one by one, count them all, name them one by one". You are indeed a blessed couple, wishing you all of the best in your marriage.
Linda Ma Makofane
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I would like to wish them a well blessed wedding today and a healthy marriage. May God protect and bless them more and more.
May you be blessed with lots of love and happiness. Enjoy your special wedding day. Your story gives us hope in SA. Be blessed.
Halala Halala enjoy your day guys, it is your time. Just get lost in love.
Bokang Roomane, Lesotho
Enjoy your beautiful wedding day. May the Lord bless and keep you and your family safe in His hands. I hope this is the start of a blessed life for the two of you. All the best of luck, health, happiness and success, now and always.
Your union is a true reflection that marriage is an institution established in heaven. May God be the ruler of your family and extend your portion of Blessings!
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