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By Patience Bambalele | Nov 15, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 26 ]

WHILE many South Africans go to bed on empty stomachs, members of a growing youth culture, izikhothane, were tearing and throwing away R100 notes on Saturday night.

The group, which usually destroys expensive clothes to seal their standing in a trend, on Saturday splashed the money on the streets of Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

There was pandemonium as people ran after the cars trying to catch the flying torn notes.

Des Motloutsi, one of the people who managed to catch a few pieces which he managed to put together with tape, said izikhothane sported expensive clothes and jewellery.

The incident took place around 11.30pm.

"I could not believe what was happening. Notes were flying all over and people were pushing each other while catching the money. Izikhothane were also spilling expensive liquor," he said.

When Sowetan arrived yesterday, Motloutsi and his friend Sifiso Mabhece were trying to assemble the small pieces together with a sellotape. They had already pieced together R500, while other pieces did not match.

"This morning, we took the money to the Reserve Bank but they told us that the serial numbers did not correspond. Some of the pieces that we picked up don't match."

Kenny Kunene, aka the Sushi King, said tearing up money "was very stupid". He said being izikhothane was all about fashion and looking good, while being irresponsible at the same time.

"I am sure these are recent recruits because izikhothane don't do that. They need guidance and I have been going to schools speaking to them about this practice. I plan to continue next year."

Reserve Bank spokesman Hlengani Mathebula said: "It is a criminal offence to tear up money because you are contravening Section 34(F) of the South African Reserve Bank Act 90 of 1989. Whether you are doing it at your own private space or in public, it's just not accepted."

Police spokeswoman Captain Pinky Tsinyane said: "If you are caught tearing up money you will face a charge of malicious damage to state property."

- bambalelep@sowetan.co.za

THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN PRINT ON 12 NOVEMBER 2012

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What the f**k is this Zikhothane thing!!!!!!! this is bo***s**t coz they take out money, phones, house braking and we mast be happy about this hell no!!!!!!! fist of all this people don't work! they don't know money that is y the do this *piss4years.... Nax!!!!

Nov 15, 2012 8:30 | 0 replies

Never heard of a more idiotic thing in my life.

Nov 19, 2012 12:30 | 0 replies

to hell with Izikhothane

Nov 21, 2012 10:40 | 0 replies

a special task team must be established to invistigate and arrest where ever ther's criminal activity finish nd klaar

Nov 22, 2012 6:48 | 0 replies

They are out of order and somthing has to be done ngale attitude.

Nov 22, 2012 9:32 | 0 replies

Here is aprophesy against Izikothane on you tube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7diAnTSn9o

Nov 22, 2012 3:50 | 0 replies

Is there a white iskhothani or are they just blacks? I'm not being racist but trying to get something clear.

Nov 26, 2012 12:36 | 0 replies

Jonsi
Is there a white iskhothani or are they just blacks? I'm not being racist but trying to get something clear.


WTF does iskhothani mean? Then I will be able to tell you.

Nov 26, 2012 2:2 | 0 replies

Pieksie007
WTF does iskhothani mean? Then I will be able to tell you.

Boss, I'm not sure what it means,but I think it's a title for the idiots that we've just read about.

Nov 26, 2012 3:37 | 0 replies

ISKHOTHANE NEED PRAYERS, THE BIBLE SAYS YOU SHOULD REAP WHAT YOU EAR ITSAW. IF YOU REALLY KNOW HOW HARD YOU HAVE WORKED FOR THAT MONEY, YOU CANNOT TEAR "MONEY" TSEO KE DITIRO TSA GA SATANE O TSENELETSE BANA BA THARI E NTSHO AND O BA TSENE ROUGH.

Nov 27, 2012 2:59 | 0 replies

i truly detest this utterly stupid kids playing with their grandparents pension money this stupid motherfuckers do not even work ungrateful bastards, they don't see the extent of damage this doing in our country fucken idiots!!!!

Nov 27, 2012 9:35 | 0 replies