Meet the six South Africans who got Married At First Sight

2017-02-14 06:01

Johannesburg - Six young South Africans, taking part in an epic television event, have married complete strangers handpicked for them by a team of experts on Lifetime’s® (DStv 131) local version of the international hit series Married At First Sight.

The show, which is proudly sponsored by 1Life, is a first for South African television and premiered locally on Friday 03 February at 20h50. Who was paired up with who was revealed to audiences on Friday 10 February.

The brave singles met each other for the first time at their wedding ceremony and now have six weeks, with specialists nurturing their new relationships, to decide whether they’re going to stay together forever or separate.

Hundreds of South Africans signed up to take part in Married At First Sight, which is produced by Oxyg3n Media. After extensive research and analysis a team of specialists and the fully trained production team then whittled down the numbers to pair up three men and three women who were the most compatible in every aspect of their lives.

The singles who have put their trust in the process and then met their match for the first time at the altar are:

Pfarelo and Tshepo

Pfarelo Nemavhada (26 years old) – A Systems Engineer from Soweto

This mature romantic at heart is ready for commitment. He considers himself a bit of a sci-fi and tech fanatic. He also enjoys spending time with his close circle of friends and his family.

Tshepo Mabe (27 years old) - Engineering Intern from Rustenburg

A sports fan who loves the outdoors and being active. She enjoys spending time with her  family, going to markets and having braais with friends. Tshepo studied metallurgy and is completing her post grad in risk management while working as an intern.

Ferdinand and Lihle

Ferdinand Fester (24 years old) – Blader from Germiston

This hardworking young man enjoys living a healthy lifestyle by working out at the gym and competing in strongman competitions. He also enjoys cooking and is looking for that someone special to enjoy meals with.

Lihle Buthelezi (26 year old) – Personal Assistant from Southgate

Lihle is a determined young woman who knows what she wants in life. She has been accepted to study BAcc in Financial Accounting at UNISA this year. She lives an active lifestyle and also practices meditation. She also enjoys exploring the trendy parts of Johannesburg in her spare time.

Wesley and Kay-Leigh

Wesley Richard Collocott (30 years old) - Financial Share Trading compliance officer from Centurion.

Wesley is a down to earth young man who is keen on property investment and also loves riding his motorbike. While he is passionate about travelling he also enjoys spending time with his friends and family and loves relaxing at home and watching movies.

Kay-Leigh Els (30 years old) - Project co-ordinator from Fourways

This family orientated young woman is strong-willed and compassionate. She is an animal lover and volunteers at the SPCA. Kay-Leigh also enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Catch all the highs and lows on Lifetime (DStv 131) every Friday evening at 20:50 as we follow each couple from the wedding to their honeymoon and beyond, as they move in and start their new lives together.

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