The Izikhothane is a subculture in South Africa where gang members buy expensive designer clothes they can’t afford and then ‘engage in elaborate dance-offs with rival gangs to demonstrate who is the most extravagant’. It usually involves destroying clothing and setting money on fire, because, you know, that’s how you show ’em who’s boss.
‘Izikhothane are mostly teenagers from working-class families who are obsessed with appearing wealthy despite their modest means. Some observers believe it’s a way to escape the poverty around them. Others say it simply reflects a culture of bling‘.