Earmarked for terror: why Cape Flats kids join gangs, and how to save them

Driven by hunger and a need for acceptance, children become easy targets for gang recruiters

18 October 2020 - 19:06

Terror is the word that best describes Horatio “Voudie” Solomon’s reign as leader of a gang known as the Terrible Josters.

Six members of the gang, including their feared leader, were sentenced to life in prison by the High Court in Cape Town on Monday. A state indictment in a second case, due to be heard in the same court, alleged that the gang used children, driven by hunger and a need for acceptance, to commit some of its most heinous crimes in Cape Town. ..

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