PRETORIA South Africa — Khaya Mthethwa’, the winner of South African Idol, not only celebrated winning the popular singing contest, but will also be driving away in a stylish new Ford Fiesta 1.6 Titanium.
The five-door Fiesta Titanium is sure to garner plenty of attention, with its dynamic design and exhilarating performance; fitted with a 1.6-litre engine it offer’s the perfect blend of performance and efficiency.
Inside the Fiesta, Mthethwa’ can look forward to a host of creature comforts including leather interior, auto air conditioning, cruise control as well as a radio/CD/MP3 with 6 speakers, Bluetooth & Voice control, Aux audio connector and USB port; so the music star can enjoy his favourite tunes and stay connected while on the go.
The 25-year-old from Durban clinched the title after a 90-minute Idols finale at the Mosaïek Teatro in Fairlands on Tuesday evening. Mthethwa’ received the most public votes and beat 23-year-old Melissa from Port Elizabeth.
Ford has been a major prize sponsor of the eighth season of the show, with Mthethwa’ already having had his first taste of the Fiesta and then getting a chance to shoot his new music video for the single ‘Move in and around the car.
“Our involvement with Idols has been a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with like-minded fans. Khaya will no doubt be a great ambassador for the brand and we are excited to see him driving off in a Fiesta Titanium,” said Gavin Golightly, marketing manager, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
Despite his obvious talent, Mthethwa’s singing career got off to a bumpy start. At school his teachers were eager to have him join the school choir but he showed little interest. Fortunately for Idols both of Mthethwa’s parents are pastors, so singing at church was a must and his love for music grew from there. With a growing love for singing and his parents guiding him in the right direction, Mthethwa’ has emerged as a role model for young South Africans.