Couple celebrates union made possible by Voice dating column
SandraTshugulu is not an avid reader of newspapers, but as fate would have it, the day she decided to flip through The Voice newspaper in July last year, was to become a day she will never forget.
As she paged through the paper, her eyes were caught by the newspaper’s ‘Lets Get Personal (LGP) dating column. As she read through the page, she came across an advert that made her heart skip a bit, which read… “a tall Zimbabwean man looking for a lady aged 23-25 who does not smoke or drink.”
“I just love tall guys and when I saw the advert my instincts told me to give it a try, which I did and the rest is history,’’ said 25- year Tshugulu, gently caressing her fiancée Telmore Kamuruko, 29, on his thigh, while flashing a big warm smile at the same time.
With love clearly written all over their faces, the couple spoke of how they were happy to have found each other, revealing that they will be having their white wedding next year. Lobola was paid for the bride to- be in April and the couple is already living together.
“The future is looking bright for us, we are just happy and very grateful to The Voice newspaper for their LGP column and we hope other people will find the same joy through this column,’’ said Kamuruko.
It was not that easy for Kamuruko to hook up with the love of his life because after placing the advert he met three other women who unfortunately did not fit his bill.
“Despite all this I told myself that I will not give up until I find my sweetheart and my patience paid off, here I am today with a woman who has made my life complete,’’ he said.
“I remember the day we first met, I was like wow, this guy is really tall,’’ said Tshugulu joining in the conversation. The couple first met at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in Molepolole where they had their first lunch together as they had agreed to meet at a central place and in a public area. Tshugulu was coming from Lobatse while Kamuruko was coming from Letlakeng where he works as a driver.
“In as much as we had built trust over the two weeks that we had been communicating, I still wanted us to have our first meeting in public. It was not love at first sight but from the conversations that we had on the phone before we finally met, I could tell that he was real. He was open and genuine with me from day one and it was the same when we finally got to meet. We have grown in love and our love just keeps getting stronger by the day. This was a match made in heaven,’’ she said beaming from ear to ear.
She said Kamuruko was everything she wanted in a husband, someone to share laughter and pain with, someone who loved her for who she was and someone she could trust. The couple said they have each had their share of heartbreaks and failed relationships before finding love at last. It is for this reason that Kamuruko decided to find love through the paper as he felt the conventional way had failed him.
However the pain they felt during those heart aches, is nothing compared to the overwhelming love and happiness they have found in each other, they said.
“Sandra is not only my lover but my best friend, soulmate and the woman who will be the mother of my many children,’’ he says and they both laugh and hold hands. As a parting shot, Sandra asks for my mobile number and says “You are now on our guest list for our big day.”