The Numbers gang is well known and one of the scariest prison gangs. It operates out of Pollsmoor Prison in the Western Cape.
The group controlled almost all prisons in South Africa through violence and religion.
The organization is run by 28 people, notably John Mongrel in Pollsmoor, and uses forced sodomy and violence to activate subordinate members.
Mongrel entered Pollsmoor at the age of 14 and immediately fell in love with gang life.
He tried to become a 28-year-old man, so he stabbed one of his prisoners and killed his heart. This was done before he was 15 years old.
Numbers 28, 27 and 26 determine the level and functions of the gang, and there is a systematic organization.
Unlike other prisons, Mongrel put 28 people in the first prison of Pollsmoor Prison and asked other numbers to listen to every word he said.
If any of the 27 people cross the line, Mongrel will personally fulfill the duty of killing these people.
Figures vary, but Mongrel is believed to have been directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of more than 1,000 people on Pollsmoor during his 30 years in prison.
After appearing on the television series Ross Kemp in Gangs, the biracial became famous internationally.
Camp said Mongrel is the scariest person he has ever met. Kemp added: “The memory of him breathing lasts a long time. He smells like a dead toad left in the sun.”
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