Former gangster reflects on life after walking away from crime

As gang violence escalates on the Cape Flats, it has become apparent that children as young as 13 years old are at risk of being recruited. It’s a lifestyle very few gangsters can easily walk away from however there are a small percentage of people who have reintegrated back into society after their escape from the notorious gang culture.

Now the following is the first part in a series of interviews with former gang members compiled by VOC reporter Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert