Idols runner-up Mthokozisi Ndaba ‘surprised’ by assault allegation


Controversial Idols SA 2017 runner-up Mthokozisi Ndaba‚ who stands accused of assaulting a woman‚ says he is not leaving Johannesburg until “this thing is over“.

Neo Tsele‚ 20‚ laid a complaint with the Hillbrow police on Saturday after she claimed that Ndaba had assaulted her  at a friend’s Braamfontein flat at about 1am on Saturday morning.

Late on Saturday Ndaba responded to the allegation via a WhatsApp voice note.

He claimed he had cancelled his return to KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

“I’m also surprised. I waited at the police station waiting for her to come and show herself‚ who she is and where did she meet me. But she didn’t show up.”

A social media user by the name of Thato claims Mthokozisi Ndaba was celebrating his friend’s birthday in Protea North Soweto.

Ndaba also sent pictures of himself posing with two policemen at what appears to be an airport satellite booth. Mthokozisi and his close friends claim that he was at the police station.

“I cancelled my flight home. I’m not leaving Johannesburg until this thing is over.”-he said.

Mzansi Magic posted a statement on Twitter acknowledging that the channel and Idols SA were aware of social media posts of an alleged incident that took place on November 24.

“We have however been unable to contact Mthokozisi who has travelled back to KwaZulu-Natal.

“Mzansi Magic and Idols SA condemn any acts of abuse.”


The alleged incident comes a week after Ndaba lost the Idols title to 17-year-old Paxton Fieles and reportedly had to receive “assistance” to deal with his emotions. Ndaba is said to have continued to live in the Idols SA house after the contest, where he had “his privacy”.

Mthokozisi walked off stage and did not turn up for the press conference on Sunday night ,shortly after Paxton was crowned the winner of  Idols SA season 13.

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