Sunday, 13 December 2020 20:06

Entertainment Reporter.

Photo Credit: Idols South Africa.

Zama Khumalo has won Idols SA 2020 and cried tears of joy as Proverb announced that she had sang her way to becoming the 16th winner of  'Idols SA'.

Zama walks away with a cool R1 million, a recording deal from Kalawa Jazmee, R150 000 worth of the latest Samsung products, the all-new Toyota Starlet 1.4, R100 000 worth of fashion from Truworths, a Kymco Xciting 400 scooter worth R120 000 and R80 000 worth of musical instruments from Yamaha.

The 19-year-old Emalahleni-born singer snatched the crown from crooner Lungisani "Mr Music" Mthethwa from Richards Bay on Sunday night.

Over 29 million South Africans voted in the finale.

"I’m really blessed, thank you very much South Africa," said a teary-eyed Zama before performing her new single Ndizobizwa to close season 16 of the reality music show.

Mr Music does not leave the stage empty-handed.

The young man, who stood in a queue for more than 24 hours to get an opportunity to audition, walks away with R50 000 in cash from Samsung, along with some of the latest Samsung products, R50 000 in cash in an Old Mutual Money account and R50 000 worth of fashion from Truworths.

The top 10 contestants ZanoThando, Succedor, Mr Music, Zama, Ntokozo, Bongi, Jooma and Ndoni reunited on stage during the grand finale for a spectacular rendition of Paloma Faith’s Warrior.

Performers included last year’s "Idols SA" Luyolo Yiba, crowd favourite DJ Zinhle and Loyiso, Cassper Nyovest, Busiswa, Kamo Mphela, Reece Madlisa & Zuma, Ami Faku, Vusi Nova and not forgetting the Mzansi Gay Choir.