PORT ELIZABETH – It seems gangsterism is not just synonymous with areas like Mitchells Plain or Bonteheuwel in Cape Town but also in the northeastern parts of Port Elizabeth.
During its travels, the eNCA election bus has gained some insight into how crime and in particular gangsterism are affecting communities.
Some gang members say they had to drop out of school because they could not leave their territory.
The gang members say voting won’t change their lives.
“We won’t vote because the government won’t give us jobs, they don’t give us anything,” said one gangster from the Nice Time Kids gang.
A clinic and a post office in the area has been shut down because of gangsterism.
eNCA anchor Uveka Rangappa spoke to two gang members of the Nice Time Kids in gang-riddled Helenvale.
Watch the video above.