Zama Khumalo is the new Idols SA season 16 winner

Zama Khumalo is the new Idols SA season 16 winner

Whether it had been Mariah Carey’s Without You or even it had been hitting those high Jennifer Hudson notes while singing A Change is Gonna Come – Zama Khumalo won over South Africans to win Idols SA season 16!


Khumalo cried tears of joy as Proverb announced that she had sang her thanks to becoming the winner of the competition.

After weeks of working on stage and 180 million votes cast this season, the 19-year-old was crowned the simplest singer.

She thanked South Africans for voting for her.


Khumalo doesn’t just win the title of best singer but she walks away with R1 million, a recording deal from Kalawa Jazmee, R150,000 worth of the newest Samsung products, the 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.

People have reacted happily and excitement on social media: