FROM a distance, they looked like women.
The dressing, the make-up, the lipstick, the wigs.
The reality, though, was that they were men.
One of them was even spotted leaving a toilet reserved for women.
They were part of the crowd at the Makhadzi musical show at Alexandra Sports Club on Saturday.
They say it’s called cross-dressing and one of the people, who was part of the crowd which attended the show, told H-Metro it was becoming common at such events.
However, he said it was something which he was not in favour of.
“Cross-dressers are a threat to women’s dignity and a threat to their privacy considering that they also visit female ablution facilities,” he said, preferring not to be identified.
“We could not ask but meeting a man, dressed like a woman in a toilet reserved for women, scares us and even compromises our privacy as women.
“We cannot violate their rights to dress the way they want but for some of them, to even use the toilets reserved for us is a bit unfair.”
Among the men, who were dressed like women at the show, was one identified only as Yamikani.
He told H-Metro his lawyer was the best person to talk to in terms of getting his comment.
“If I may know who exactly took the matter to the media,” said Yamikani.
“I am not in a position to comment on the reason why I was wearing that attire but my legal team are the ones who can give you that comment.
“I noticed that H-Metro photographing me at that show and was not aware that I had raised questions to some people,” he said.