Mthokozisi Ndaba. Picture: Supplied

Idols SA runner-up Mthokozisi Ndaba has released a statement on Instagram regarding the assault claims laid against him by Neo Tsele last week.

Earlier today Ndaba posted on his Instagram page that "in light of the current allegations" laid against him the singer has returned to Johannesburg to "co-operate with the police regarding the matter".

The singer has also asked his fans to "not attack the complainant on social media" and for everyone to "continue taking a stand against violence on women and children".

H e also took the opportunity to punt his single as well as that of his fellow Idols SA consestants, which includes this year's winner Paxton Fielies.

See the full statement below:

Good day Mzansi Africa, In light of the current allegations and a case opened against me, I have returned to Joburg again to co-orperate  with the police regarding the matter. In as much as this has affected Me, the craft God Blessed me with, the family, friends & fans negatively but let us please let our SA law to handle the matter rightfully. I plead with TeamMthokozisi & everyone to not attack the complainant on social media. We do not know what issues she may be dealing with. Please Mzansi. Let us continue taking a stand against violence on women and children. I love you all!  Please continue downloading 1.Paxton and 3.Bothlale's tracks.and of course 2.Masithandane. Download, view, like & share. Stay Peaceful & Always Blessed.

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