Whether you like them or not, these Skhothane's are a local force to be acknowledged and probed. If you don't know who they are, Izikhothane are young township kids, mostly boys who in my opinion are contemporary anarchists of the most fascinating kind. Chris Saunders and I are still uncovering a lot about them, as in what is their deal exactly so I won't tell too much in this post.
They live in various townships in Gauteng, are all obsessed with this brand called Moreccino which they get made by an old Jewish lady at the top of Carlton Centre and they are completely obsessed with the way they look, a style that is inspired by their obsession with Italy and everything Italian. They became infamous earlier this year when Third Degree did an expose on some of them who burn their clothes with expensive whiskey after dousing them in Ultramel Custard. The reasoning behind this is still an anomaly to me. Not all of them burn their clothes because they actually value their belongings but they get the ones that do burn them.
There's a sense that they just simply don't care, they have so much (in reality they don't) money that it aint no thing to burn it and their expensive t-shirts, trousers and shoes. Personally, I think it's the ultimate contradiction: they are slaves to commercialism but at the same time, totally reject the value of their things by destroying them. If I don't stop now, I will get carried away and I have to go to work. Visit their facebook page here and tell me what you think. These pics are from there. Don't you just love the Skhothane Girls? Lol