Prudence said yes to Comrades proposal! Comrades Marathon runner Joseph Kagiso Ndlovu is about to become a married man.
He told TimesLIVE on Monday that his girlfriend accepted the proposal he made during the ultra-marathon.
The Pretoria man proposed to his girlfriend with a sign which read, “Prudence, will you marry me? Run 90km for you”, as he finished the marathon on Sunday.
Ndlovu, who works for a marketing company, said it was the 10th anniversary of his wife’s death on the same day.
“Prudence and I have been dating for four months. We met at church. Yesterday [Sunday] was the 10th anniversary of my wife’s death. I believed it was time for me to move on, therefore I proposed to Prudence,” he said.
He said Prudence was “surprised but excited. She doesn’t want the limelight. She wants to stay out of the press.”
The pair were on their way back to Pretoria on Monday after the marathon when they spoke to TimesLIVE.
“We are really excited and happy,” added Ndlovu.
It was his seventh Comrades.
He then asked his manager to give it to him during the marathon, but even his manager didn’t know about his
“When I pulled it out, everyone was surprised and joyful, but my favourite moment was when Prudence said
‘yes’,” said Joseph.
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Prudence said she definitely didn’t see this coming. She said she was just as surprised as the rest of Mzansi
when Joseph proposed, but she didn’t think twice about her answer.
“I’ve always known that I wanted to spend the rest of mynlife with this man and I was ecstatic when he proposed,
especially in this manner,” she said