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Saturday, April 27, 2013


(Khaya Mthethwa’s KZN choir wins Mzansi Magic’s Clash of the Choirs SA)

The voting public named Team Khaya – Khaya Mthethwa’s handpicked 20-piece choir from KZN - the winner of Mzansi Magic’s Clash of the Choirs SA. The announcement was made on April 21 during the spectacular series finale, live from the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani.

After several elimination rounds, the seven choirs from as many provinces, under the leadership of their celebrity choirmasters, were whittled down to only three at the end of last week Sunday’s episode. Khaya’s ensemble competed against the harmonising voices of Zakes Bantwini’s team from Gauteng and Zwai Bala’s spirited singers from Mpumalanga to clinch the competition’s cash prize of R750,000.

While R500,000 of this whopping grand prize goes to the winning choir, R250,000 has been set aside for the charity of their choice. The charity that will benefit from Team Khaya’s victory is Siyanakakela charity, from uMlazi, e-Section.

“Clash of the Choirs was a resounding success,” says Yolisa Phahle, M-Net’s Director of Local Interest Channels. “The show has been truly entertaining and showcased our country’s fine tradition of choral music in a refreshing way.” For the duration of the series, Clash of the Choirs SA has been the most watched programme in its timeslot, with viewership increasing week after week.

During the course of the series, audiences witnessed how the contestants transformed into confident, harmonising groups from being nervous unpolished singers at their first auditions. For more information visit