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Magadien Wentzel


Magadien Wentzel

We are joined by reformed gang member, who has completely turned his life around and now helps others, Magadien Wentzel. Magadein turned his back on the gang lifestyle almost 20 years ago.

In 1999 he has a high ranking member of the 28s gang, which is when he publicly proclaimed in the prison, to his fellow 28s amongst other number gangs, that he was stepping away from the gangs and changing his life. Magadien may live in fear now for breaking one of the most important rules the prison numbers gangs, however he says that he feels free and that he has sought out redemption by supervising a vegetable garden, that helps the homeless by employing them. Magadien has been trying to seek redemption for his past transgressions by giving back to the community.

The community project is at Streetscape Gardens, the grow organic plants and vegetables which are then sold to multiple stores around the Western Cape. Since his release Magadien has spent his time trying to interact and advise the youth, especially those that are more likely to be prone to gangsterism or drug addiction

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