Popular musician Jacob "The Bongo" Zuma has won the South African X Factor competition following a massive vote throughout the country yesterday.
The level of turnout for the voting was significantly higher than expected, in part because of the quality of his competition in the final.
Jermaine Bouteng, the fire and sword juggler from Zimbabwe had won the nation's heart after an incident in the semi-finals saw him lose 3 of the fingers on his right hand.
Zuma will now take his role, as the winner of the nations favourite talent show does, as President of the country.
Former winner of the contest Nelson Mandela declared his support for Zuma, as he promoted his new album in a local HMV store.