'Idols SA' runner-up Mthokozisi Ndaba lost to Paxton Fielies in the finale.

According to reports, 'Idols SA' runner-up Mthokozisi Ndaba is not fairing well after losing the title to Cape Town's Paxton Fielies in the competition's Sunday night finale.

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M-Net's head of PR, Nondumiso Mabece, reportedly said the 25-year-old runner-up has requested space to come to terms with losing the competition.

"Mthokozisi has requested to be given time to come to terms with the result of the Idols show. He will indicate when he is ready to speak to the media," Mabece told TshisaLive.

"He is currently receiving assistance to deal with emotions involved in this situation."

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Ndaba has been through many challenges in his life, having lost all his family members including his newborn baby.

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Both contestants usually attend a press conference after the end of the show but pictures on social media saw an empty chair with Mthokozisi's name on it.

And people noticed too:  

#IdolsSA runner up Mthokozisi Ndaba not at the post show press conference. @Mzansimagic says he needs a moment to compose himself. pic.twitter.com/z7EBoFpxZv

— TVwithThinus (@TVwithThinus) November 19, 2017

However, despite being a runner-up, Mthokozisi did win these cool prizes (see video below), and although it isn't the crowned title, he definitely earned his keep and deserved to be in the finale.