Modelling director up for using ladies toilet

BULAWAYO - An executive director for a local modelling agency has been dragged to court after he was arrested for using a ladies toilet.

Ricky Nathanson, 48, of Ricochet Modelling Agency pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Eveline Mashavakuve facing charges of criminal nuisance as defined in Section 46 of Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23.

Nathanson, who is represented by Dube, Banda and Nzarayapenga Legal Practitioners, was remanded out of custody.

On January 16 at around 5pm at Palace Hotel situated along  Jason Moyo Street in the city, the complainant Farai Mteliso, 27, was drinking beer with friends, when he observed Nathanson entering a female toilet to relieve himself, the court was told.

It is alleged that the complainant observed that Nathanson was male through his pair of trousers which he said was transparent to such an extent that one could see the outline of his manhood.

Realising that, the complainant made a citizen arrest and handed him over to the Bulawayo Central Police Station for further management of the case.

As Nathanson stood by his decision of using a female toilet, police later referred the matter to Bulawayo United Hospitals (UBH) for medical examination in order to ascertain his actual gender, the court heard.

It was discovered that Nathanson was in fact transgender but was biologically born male since 2002.

The trial is expected to continue today.

Comments (10)

biologically born male since 2002....yet in the first paragraph you say he is 48.....

Ngwena - 21 January 2014

There is more than what meets the eye here this is a mistake that anyone can make. We share toilets with males in our everyday lives, in our homes we use single toilets, These zanu idiots never stop to amaze. Palace hotel some few metres from the CIO heardquarters for the matebeleland region if im not mistaken .

trudy - 21 January 2014

@trudy, you are dead wrong on sharing toilets. Yes, at home and a few other places we share toilets but there are other places where it is a no no. Looks like you are one of those who oppose everything just for the sake of it.

Ban'a - 21 January 2014

using a toilet for the opposite gender can it be classified as a crime, I wouldn't be surprised if this man disappear in the coming few weeks. In this case the complainant is not even the owner of the tavern a Zanu pf youth league memebr of all the people.

trudy - 21 January 2014

Ingochani....kuda kuonerera vakadzi, pfutseki, kandai mujere!

Jambanja paSalisbury - 21 January 2014

repent all this u arguing about is vanity.repent l say. the end is near.surely these are the signs.

pastor - 21 January 2014

A hermaphrodite has both male and sex organs. This was the case with Castor Semenya. The choice of whether one follows through a male or female socialization pattern is solely made by the hemaphrodite and rests with whether male or female features predominate. Therefore at law this hemaphrodite is not guilty of any offense.

Doctor - 21 January 2014

Both male and female sex organs

Doctor - 21 January 2014

Doctor, You are talking to ZANU PF idiots here, Border Gezi graduates, need I say more. I bet 90% of these bootlickers do not even know what pollen is let alone hermaphrodite! Remember the other one whose self assigned task was to see what people used to wipe thier a$$ holes (ZANU PF research at its best) and alas the only thing available was a poster of the sick old shouting Mugarbage, the rest is history. Very soon ZANU PF will be assigning their youth to make sure couples have sex only in a prescribed position, no woman on top or else the couple will be dragged to the courts who are only too happy to entertain such cases given that they hardly have any other cases to deal with. Even if the courts happen to have other cases ZANU PF feels this is of national importance and takes priority.

Bingo Wajakata - 22 January 2014

Bingo wandipedza bhururu.kkkkkk. Do these thugs even know who Caster Semenya is? And then our holier-than-thou pastor above takes the opportunity to pontificate that we should all repent because these are end time signals!Another zanoid "jambanja pa salisbury" parades his empty head by claiming the alleged "homosexual" wanted "kuwonerera vakadzi." Why should he be interested in women's sexuality when you also claim he is homo? The level of stupidity in this society does not cease to amaze!

tmutekwe - 22 January 2014

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