Published October 4, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla


A stunned Khaya Mthethwa clutched his head in disbelief when he was announced as the first black Idols winner last night.

Khaya Mthethwa of Durban cannot contain his surprise as he is named the winner of Idols 2012 in Johannesburg last night, beating Melissa Alison from Port Elizabeth. More than 3 million viewers voted in the competition in the past week Picture: COBUS BODENSTEIN

"I just want to thank God and my parents who have flown out here and taken the time to come and support me here every Friday even when they were busy," he exclaimed.

Mthethwa, 25, became Idols South Africa’s season 8 winner, ahead of Melissa Alison.

The Durbanite blasted naysayers who had predicted that his prospective win would be to appease disgruntled black viewers.

For the record, for the past seven seasons of the competition, not a single black contestant has scooped the Idols SA title.

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