UKZN graduate's surprise proposal
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UKZN graduate's surprise proposal

It was an educated risk for a Pietermaritzburg man who got down on one knee during his girlfriend's graduation ceremony.

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Medical Biology Masters student Sanele Mhlungu proposed to Nosipho Nguse on Saturday during her graduation at UKZN's Westville campus. 


Twenty-five-year-old Mhlungu says their families already started lobola negotiations in December but the proposal was a surprise he'd been planning for some time.


"It's something that I've always wanted to do but then I needed the perfect moment to honour someone that I love and someone who values education like I do. I've been motivating her to study and I knew that when she graduates I'll do something special for her. 


"I bought the ring on Friday and the flowers on Saturday. When she received the award, I was there - waiting for her. Seeing her with her beautiful smile, I was so happy and excited," he said.


Nguse, who is also 25 and from Howick, is still beaming from the moment.


"Oh my gosh, it was so exciting. I was surprised and shocked at the same time. I was happy," she said. 


Nguse, who is a teacher in Umlazi AA section, has described her future husband as quiet, shy and very romantic. The couple have been together for three years. 


They have not yet set a wedding date.

Engagement at UKZN gradation ceremony
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Engagement at UKZN gradation ceremony
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Engagement at UKZN gradation ceremony
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Engagement at UKZN gradation ceremony
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