Noxy Mabena is the Zodwa Wabantu of her kasi as she dances at bars and nightclubs half-dressed entertaining patrons.
Noxy Mabena (26) from Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, told Daily Sun she’s been a dancer since she was very young.
She said her mum scolded her but she didn’t stop dancing.
“At first I was reluctant about taking my clothes off to dance, but after seeing the reaction I was no longer afraid.”
“I hate wearing clothes. Even when I’m on the streets of Daveyton I wear short things. I need to be able to move and I can’t do it in jeans or long skirts.”
Noxy used to have a fast-food business and was a beautician, and that’s when she decided to become a dancer. She’s a mum of an eight-year-old boy.
“My boy gloats about me and I’m happy he knows me for who l am. I don’t have to hide anything. The people of my hood have shown me nothing but love.”
She said people on social media drag her down for what she does but she’s not bothered as it’s her body.
She said she deals with perverts.
“The moment you undress they try to touch you and make you feel like you want to be harassed. But I don’t let them disrespect me.”
Zodwa Wabantu is her hero.
“There are a lot of women who secretly want to do what we do but are afraid of being judged.
“She’s taught me to be myself and not let other people pull me down.”
Resident Tankiso Modise (33) said he used to groove once in a while but now grooves every weekend because of Noxy.
“She’s a breath of fresh air and makes the place more fun,” said Tankiso.
Lungisani Mkhize (37) said he respects Noxy as she’s teaching women to be free.