25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
Khaya Mthethwa. 

Picture: M-Net / YIP Photography
Khaya Mthethwa. Picture: M-Net / YIP Photography
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
The Top 2 finalists in Idols Season 8, Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and Melissa Allison (23) (not pictured) from Port Elizabeth. The next South African Idol will be announced during the 90 minute live broadcast of the Idols Season 8 Finalé on Tuesday, 2 October, at 19:30 on M-Net and M-Net HD channel 101 and Mzansi channel 161. The live finale will include performances by many of the famous musicians who acted as mentors on the show this season, as well as the Fallen 8 Idols. Picture: Cobus Bodenstein 300912
The Top 2 finalists in Idols Season 8, Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and Melissa Allison (23) (not pictured) from Port Elizabeth. The next South African Idol will be announced during the 90 minute live broadcast of the Idols Season 8 Finalé on Tuesday, 2 October, at 19:30 on M-Net and M-Net HD channel 101 and Mzansi channel 161. The live finale will include performances by many of the famous musicians who acted as mentors on the show this season, as well as the Fallen 8 Idols. Picture: Cobus Bodenstein 300912
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Idols SA finalists Khaya Mthethwa and Shekhinah Donell let rip in the final push of the popular reality show. Both hail from Durban\[nalane.walker\] and have wowed
290812: Idols SA finalists Khaya Mthethwa and Shekhinah Donell let rip in the final push of the popular reality show. Both hail from Durban\[nalane.walker\] and have wowed
Cape Town - 120930 - Two days before the live broadcast of the Idols Season 8 Finalé on Tuesday the Top 2 finalists, Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and P.E.’s Melissa Allison (23) performed at Canal Walk in Cape Town to a huge audience - Photo: David Ritchie
Cape Town - 120930 - Two days before the live broadcast of the Idols Season 8 Finalé on Tuesday the Top 2 finalists, Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and P.E.’s Melissa Allison (23) performed at Canal Walk in Cape Town to a huge audience - Photo: David Ritchie
Cape Town - 120930 - Two days before the live broadcast of the Idols Season 8 Finalé on Tuesday the Top 2 finalists, Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and P.E.’s Melissa Allison (23) performed at Canal Walk in Cape Town to a huge audience - Photo: David Ritchie
Cape Town - 120930 - Two days before the live broadcast of the Idols Season 8 Finalé on Tuesday the Top 2 finalists, Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and P.E.’s Melissa Allison (23) performed at Canal Walk in Cape Town to a huge audience - Photo: David Ritchie
The Top 2 finalists in Idols Season 8, Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and Melissa Allison (23) from Port Elizabeth. The next South African Idol will be announced during the 90 minute live broadcast of the Idols Season 8 Finalé on Tuesday, 2 October, at 19:30 on M-Net and M-Net HD channel 101 and Mzansi channel 161. The live finale will include performances by many of the famous musicians who acted as mentors on the show this season, as well as the Fallen 8 Idols. Picture: Cobus Bodenstein 300912
The Top 2 finalists in Idols Season 8, Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and Melissa Allison (23) from Port Elizabeth. The next South African Idol will be announced during the 90 minute live broadcast of the Idols Season 8 Finalé on Tuesday, 2 October, at 19:30 on M-Net and M-Net HD channel 101 and Mzansi channel 161. The live finale will include performances by many of the famous musicians who acted as mentors on the show this season, as well as the Fallen 8 Idols. Picture: Cobus Bodenstein 300912
Khaya Mthethwa. 
Picture: M-Net / YIP Photography
Khaya Mthethwa. Picture: M-Net / YIP Photography
Idols SA Season 8 winner Khaya Mthethwa.
Idols SA Season 8 winner Khaya Mthethwa.
Idols Top ten announced during the result show held Sunday 29 July 2012 in Soweto was,Obakeng, Tshidi , Monde, Khaya, Dominic, Cloe, Nosipho,Simpiwe, Melissa and Shekhinah, ( Photo/Cobus Bodenstein.)
Idols Top ten announced during the result show held Sunday 29 July 2012 in Soweto was,Obakeng, Tshidi , Monde, Khaya, Dominic, Cloe, Nosipho,Simpiwe, Melissa and Shekhinah, ( Photo/Cobus Bodenstein.)
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
Khaya Mthethwa. 
Picture: M-Net / YIP Photography
Khaya Mthethwa. Picture: M-Net / YIP Photography
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa from Durban made KZN very proud tonight when he became the eighth South African to win South African Idols!Almost 3 million South Africans voted in the past week in the hottest Idols contest in many years.( Photo/Yip Photography)
Durban27092012 Copy of  Khaya Mthethwa pictures.Marilyn Bernard
Durban27092012 Copy of Khaya Mthethwa pictures.Marilyn Bernard
Top 2 finalists Khaya and Melissa at Cresta Mall, where fans came to see them in person.
Top 2 finalists Khaya and Melissa at Cresta Mall, where fans came to see them in person.
After more than one million votes cast this week, the final contestant to leave Idols Season 8 tonight was 30-year-old Monde Msutwana from Pretoria, which means that Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and 23-year-old Melissa Allison from Port Elizabeth will compete for the ultimate title in the live Idols Finalé next Tuesday, 2 October. ( Photo/Cobus Bodenstein.)
After more than one million votes cast this week, the final contestant to leave Idols Season 8 tonight was 30-year-old Monde Msutwana from Pretoria, which means that Durban’s Khaya Mthethwa (25) and 23-year-old Melissa Allison from Port Elizabeth will compete for the ultimate title in the live Idols Finalé next Tuesday, 2 October. ( Photo/Cobus Bodenstein.)

Khaya Mthethwa enjoyed a landslide win over Melissa Allison after battling through some fierce competition.

 

After over three million votes were cast, the 25-year-old KZN singer emerged as the first black South African to win the competition.