Khayelitsha’s kid gangsters

Mary-Anne Gontsana
A member of the Vatos holds up a sign used by the gang to identify and greet each other.
Mary-Anne Gontsana

“We are fighting for our freedom, our freedom to go anywhere we want to go in Khayelitsha,” says Latinyo, an 18-year-old grade 12 learner from Khayelitsha’s H-section. He has been involved in gangs since the age of 12 and says he has lost count of how many murders he has committed.

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