Do you still remember ‘Chicken’ from Rhythm City? These are pictures of him and his wife

Nelson Ntombela aka Chicken is a very good actor. On Rhythm City he played a role of a very ruthless gangster and his character was very terrifying. Are you wondering if Nelson is a gangster in real life? The truth is he is a reformed gangster. He was incarcerated and he did serve his jail time.







His storyline was a fascinating tale of art imitating life.

Nelson Ntombela hails from Kagiso, a township outside Krugersdorp, West of Johannesburg. Like many kids, growing up in an impoverished area, he had to overcome many obstacles which involves crime and other things that are associated with peer pressure.

At the age of 16 he was detained in a juvenile prison for armed robbery. While in prison he was a leader of the gang he was part of. Fortunately, he is no longer a gangster. The turning point of his life was the passing of his mother. Her death helped him to leave the life of crime. It also led him to live an honest life.

The minor will commit crimes so that they can support their habit. The second reason is that the decision-making process in the minor is altered and they may do things that they have not actually thought through.

Contributing Factors To Juvenile Delinquency

• Poor school attendance. It is one of the top factors contributing to delinquency.

• Poor educational standards.

• Violence at home.

• Violence in their social circles.

• Peer pressure.

• Socioeconomic factors.

• Substance abuse.

• Lack of moral guidance.

Family characteristics such as poor parenting skills, family size, home discord, child maltreatment, and antisocial parents are risk factors linked to juvenile delinquency.

To best answer the questions of how to deal with young offenders requires knowledge of factors in the individual, family, social settings, and community that influence the development of delinquent behavior; of the types of offences committed by young people; and of the types of interventions that can most efficiently and effectively prevent offending in the first place or prevent its recurrence.