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Ex-gang member tried to commit suicide before changing his ways

30 May, 10:46 AM

we speak to Thulani Mabhuti,31, who found himself in and out of prison since he was 15-years-old. Mabhuti joined the 28s gang behind bars, and tells us about trying to take his own life, before turning his life around for the better.

Mabhuti found himself committing crimes at a young age, due to a lack of positive role models. He says he felt like he didn't have a choice but to join a number gang once he was in jail, because he felt protected once he was in a gang.

Mabhuti tried to commit suicide, and recounts what happened after that lead him to turn his life around.

Today Mabhuti helps other ex-prisoners turn their lives around at City Mission, an organisation committed to rehabilitating ex-convicted criminals.

Mabhuti has held down a job for the past year and a half at Mechstar Motors, this is the first job he has ever had.

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