- Photos of a young man wearing a dress and high heels went viral via social media
- The brave man decided to wear the female attire in support of the campaign against gender-based violence
- Thousands of South Africans reacted positively to the thoughtful gesture, but some had questions
A young man caused quite a stir on social media based on his choice of clothing.
The brave man took the bold decision to wear female attire to take a stand against gender-based violence.
Mxolisi Mthalane Nyawo donned a short summer dress and wore black high heels, along with some accessories.
The unique look was rounded off with a pink shade of lipstick.
Briefly.co.za earlier also reported on a group of taxi drivers who wore dresses to show their support for the noble cause.
News of Mxolisi's good deed was shared via the #ImStaying Facebook group and went viral.
While the vast majority threw their weight behind his efforts, some were still critical of the cross-dressing.
Marilyn Stroud joked,
"Quite a gorgeous woman."
Tanya Ho-Tong saw the funny side as well:
"Not a bad pair of legs either."
Sonja Young took a cheeky approach as well:
"You forgot to shave darling. Didn't know whom grow chest and beard (hehe). Thanks Mr. U look stunning, thank u for taking the stand. Just one bit of advice you're going to have a lot of men running after you for the day. God bless."
Sello Mzica Molete supported the cause, but wouldn't participate:
"As much as I hate gender-based violence, I would NEVER wear women clothes NEVER."
Swazi Tamar Kunene shared her reservations as well:
"There was no need of wearing women's clothes to say no to gender based violence,are you practising homosexuality? Wonders shall never end. Yoh."
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