- The lockdown has left many rethinking who means the most to them, for better or for worse
- Zakhele Tshabalala decided to take his relationship with Moletalo Baholo to the next level
- However, instead of the usual fancy dinner, Tshabalala got creative with how he proposed
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Covid-19 has left numerous people reevaluating their relationships and we are happy to hear the outcome was positive for Zakhele Tshabalala and his bae Moletalo Baholo.
The pair both work at Shoprite's distribution centre in Centurion and Zakhele explained that it just made sense to propose where they had first met:
“The dream was to ask for her hand following a dinner with family and friends, but Covid-19 put a spanner in that plan. I wanted to surprise her and asked myself: ‘Why not propose at work?’
"It is where we met two years ago and where we spend most of our time, especially now as all of us have to work around the clock to ensure that our stores remain stocked in this time of crisis."
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He got her supervisor and colleagues in on the surprise, arranging flowers at the big moment.
Baholo said that she had no idea what was about to go down, even when she spotted her love walking towards her in the middle of the workday:
“Everyone else knew though because there was a lot of excitement around us. I was very surprised and felt, and still feel, very special that he did this for me."
Tshabalala was convinced that she would say the magic word, but was anxious over how public the proposal was:
“I get nervous when there are a lot of people around me, but our colleagues have become like family and I also found the courage by reminding myself just how much she means to me."
The excited bride-to-be revealed that she had told her sister about the proposal first:
“A colleague made a video of us, which I sent to her with the message that I would explain everything when my shift ended later that day.”
The lucky man explained that they had both met at the distribution centre back in 2018, Briefly.co.za gathered:
“We were both working the night shift when I noticed her. I persuaded her to give me her phone number and, as they say, the rest is history."
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