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.

“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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