Mzansi Man Proposes During Lush Helicopter Ride, Pictures Go Viral, Leaving People With Mixed Feelings

Mzansi Man Proposes During Lush Helicopter Ride, Pictures Go Viral, Leaving People With Mixed Feelings

  • One man went all out to propose to his girlfriend, and some thought it was too much
  • Twitter user @Gracie_oguns shared pics of someone who just got engaged, showing the helicopter proposal
  • Some Mzansi men felt this is a recipe for disaster, while other women thought it was a dream come true

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Mzansi is a culture-rich society that doesn't always love Westernised ways. This helicopter proposal struck debate on social media, with many South African men claiming this is the core issue with relationships these days.

Twitter user @Gracie_oguns shared pics of someone who just got engaged, showing the helicopter proposal
This lux proposal has some believing that it will end in tears. Image: Twitter / @Gracie_oguns
Source: Twitter

Romantic movies, social media and society as a whole have put a great deal of pressure on marriage proposals. A proposal needs to be grand, the ring has to be expensive, and the whole thing must leave people jelly on social media.

Woman shows off her lush helicopter proposal on Twitter

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Twitter user @Gracie_oguns shared pics of someone who just got engaged. Sis was taken on a helicopter and told to look out the window, and saw giant writing in the sand where her man asked her to be his future wifey.

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Take a look:

Briefly News got in contact with @Gracie_oguns to find out if it was her engagement, but it wasn't. She saw the pictures somewhere and liked it so much that she decided to share them.

"Not my engagement. I saw it from someone and decided to post it."

Helicopter proposal sparks debate on social media

Mzansi people were all in their feels about this proposal. Some felt it was movie worthy, while others felt it was totally unnecessary and that these types of proposals are generally followed by drama and breakups.

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Read some of the mixed feels:

@JohnsonAwalle said:

“Pearl Modiadie had a similar proposal before she met the father of her son.”

@ThembileMsuthu said:

“Gentlemen don't do it, it doesn’t last, they did the same thing to one of our radio/actress personalities, today she’s ready to mingle. Just keep it simple.”

@BoikieBoikzaro said:

“Africans, we don't ask ladies to marry us because we're the ones paying lobola. In simple terms, we're the ones marrying them.”

@ennasteppnstone said:

“Heaven is the goal."

@ExcelMaestro said:

“He wants to finish the boy child with theatrics.”

Man asks bae to marry him in toilet, internet rates the proposal: "2 out of 10, funny but not romantic"

In related news, Briefly News reported that a man popped the question to his bae in a unique way involving a toilet, and some cut-up pieces of paper with the marriage proposal on them.

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@randyspage uploaded the clip showing him leaving the words in the toilet for her to find. Folks used his rating system quite well on TikTok, with some wondering why someone would ask such an important question in that way.

The lady's reaction to the proposal indicates she probably liked the question being asked in a weird circumstance. The act strays far from the convention of getting down on one knee while some roses lie in the distance.

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Denika Herbst (Editor) Denika Herbst is a Human Interest writer at Briefly News. She is also an Industrial Sociologist with a master's degree in Industrial Organisational and Labour Studies from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, which she completed in 2020. She is now a PhD candidate at UKZN. Denika has over five years of experience writing for Briefly News (joined in 2018), and a short time writing for The South African. You can reach her via: