‘Disrespectful’: Remarkable twist at funeral for woman’s father

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A man who used a funeral service to propose to the daughter of the deceased has been grilled on social media for poor taste.

Many of the 80,000 who saw footage of him popping the question were astonished at him hijacking the ceremony in Limpopo province, South Africa.

Some even suggested he was a pastor conducting the service.

A man proposed to a grieving woman at her father's funeral. Source: Australscope
A man proposed to a grieving woman at her father's funeral. Source: Australscope

A video of the bizarre event was shared on Instagram by the group 'ZimCelebs'.

"Ladies, Would you accept a marriage proposal on your father’s funeral? This is a first in Africa,” the caption said.

In the footage, the deceased's daughter is seen sobbing with grief in the front row with the coffin just yards away.

Then a man with a microphone kneels down in front of her and begins talking before slipping a ring on her finger.

Some of the congregation can be heard calling out in apparent alarm as he pops the question.

Reports say the man is heard thanking God for being in his girlfriend’s life during such a difficult time for her.

He also reportedly claims that his role in her life will comfort her heart while she comes to terms with her father’s death.

And unconfirmed reports say the man was a pastor carrying out the funeral service who decided to ask for the woman’s hand in marriage to help mend her broken heart.

But the proposal stunned many social media users.

“I find it disrespectful,” One Instagram user said in the comments.

“He's too dramatic. Attention seeker,” another person commented, while someone else the proposal was "so wrong".

However, a few people had a different take on the situation.

“Maybe he wanted the father to be part of it,” someone suggested.

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