The General – John Mongrel

I forget how grueling this was, so here is a glimpse of one of the hardest men in the show and the top dog in the 28's. If you are interested in the rest of the show I will add all of the 5 clips to the blog. Enjoy!

Arrived at Pollsmoor at the tender age of 14...

I saw the Ross Kemp on Gangs series on television last night. I have seen the whole series and especially enjoyed the Cape Town episode about Pollsmoor High Security Prison and “The Numbers Gang”. I forget how grueling this was, so here is a glimpse of one of the hardest men in the show and the top dog in the 28′s. If you are interested in the rest of the show I will add all of the 5 clips to the blog. Enjoy!

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  1. Shaun January 11, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Hi i would like to find out if there is a dvd made on the number gangs of pollsmoor?

    • Mr. Cape Town January 12, 2011 at 8:30 am #

      I know there is an awesome book, which is called The Number. Available at most Exclusive Books and am sure they will be able to give you a better idea. I do know there is a Ross Kemp on gangs episode, which highlites the overcrowding, violence, gangs and drug problems in Pollsmoor & the Cape flats! It is extremely educational and provides a platform to understanding this harsh reality and strict was of life!

    • Sabastian Breda October 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

      no there isn’t you have to go commit a crime and get your one way ticket to pollsmoor prison and get your up front face to face with the gangs yourself. Remember “Papa wag ver jou” Ha..Haa.Ha ha…Haaaaa!!!! kom seen my. nxa

  2. Writer@Potch March 6, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    Im looking for more info on the gang The Americans, any ideas?

    • Mr. Cape Town March 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

      Awe. Don’t know much myself but could probably find out a few things from some deep cats I know. If that info isn’t incriminating or anything. Definitely do not want to end up on The Americans bad side ;)

  3. OB May 30, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    This guy was a member of the Mongrels Gang on the streets. Yall Capetonians heard what this guy did on the streets during the apartheid in the Cape Flats. 10 murders and 22 rapes I heard

    • Mr. Cape Town May 31, 2011 at 11:14 am #

      Jesus that’s heavy! You can see he was a deeeep character!

  4. OB June 21, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    He was raped at age 15 inside Pollsmoor and I think Pollsmoor was or was not overcrowded back in those days when John entered inside prisoner. I’ve heard that he is released and now lives in Kuilsriver, Cape Town and I got this from a person who sees him almost every week. This guy is now a changed and a free man and he’s no longer behind bars. He still loves his weed I heard. The person that gave me this info on YouTube had a brother that stays 4 houses away from John. I think he served more than 25 years inside Pollsmoor before he was released.

    • olajide December 25, 2013 at 12:02 am #

      he wasnt raped, they recruited him within his first month.

      • Freakangel January 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

        He’s a fucking idiot and a General is just a stupid brute in the camp of 28 the guy to fear should rather be the Colonel who is the overseer of the law.And Mongrel is breaking all the laws,his end will be just but not civil!

    • Et May 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

      I have met with John 2 days ago. On your first comment that he stays in Kuilsriver, that is true. On your second comment I will reply in his own words to me.”I have never stolen anything from anyone. I have never smoke or drink a drop, but Ihave committed lots of murders.

  5. OB June 21, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    And plus, don’t listen to people that said that Mr. Mongrel is dead. That’s not true, what really happened that some of the 27s members were pissed at John for speaking to Kemp. John didn’t gave Ross all the details, he just told him how’s he runs Pollsmoor. That was Bobby Mongrel that is dead, he was killed by PAGAD back in ’98. Bobby Mongrel real name is Ismail April. I don’t know what is lil John’s real name is.

    • Japi May 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

      Hes name is jonathan,hes part of the mongrels gang but i hear dat 26s(Americans) killed him last year

      • O.B. Jones June 3, 2012 at 3:46 am #

        good stuff, must be over drugs I heard. I heard it was inside prison or outside. They been looking for him when he got out of prison coz of a fucked up drug deal inside prison and he was hiding somewhere in Cape Town. Where they killed him at? They are going after another Mongrels member that John was with back in the day.

      • O.B. Jones June 3, 2012 at 3:51 am #

        why they took him out? I heard it was over some drugs. The Mongrels and Americans are rivals and battling right now in Hanover Park. John is from Mitchell’s Plain

      • Traane MG August 19, 2012 at 4:09 am #

        nah they killed another guy named John MG. There are a lot of Mongrels members named John Mongrel on the streets. During this guy days in the streets in the mid to late 70s, they feuded with the Yurri Cats, Cisco Boys, Jolly Killers and Hard Livings.

  6. OB July 4, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    but John still loves his weed. lol

  7. almero March 30, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    he is a sick vark n i hope when he gets to hell the spirits fucken rape him

  8. dat same name October 16, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    27 redline salute my brother john

  9. yazie November 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Hai I look up 2 john mongrel salute achoose,he was a hnt I dnt think there is any man that could have take wat john went trough so 4 all of url who wanna twak kak bout mongrel FUCK URL!!!!

    • John se Poes November 1, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      jy’s net a doos…wat ky jy van liefde, jy lyk soos n pot smoker en a los kop wat het nie liefde gesien…poes

  10. Keith07 December 13, 2012 at 6:14 am #

    John Mongrel explained how he forcibly sodomizes the new prisoners “face to face” to give them the fear . . . and if they don’t do it he kills them . . Kemp asked him if he was gay. He said no, but obviously he is a faggot and a murderer on a sadistic power trip. Salute that !! If he is still alive – then God will take care of him after he dies.

  11. les December 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Kill dem !! he must wash my clothes, I give him bread ! I am not a gay !!

    • french guy January 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      john is not killer systeme is killer 14 year in prison juste crazy i dead or poolsmor??? dead in the world 1000 men is king 7milliar slave ??? reflexion my brother my coutry french is country liberty my ass yes juste slave viva la liberte viva la revolution viva comandanter chegevara

  12. unknown January 4, 2013 at 2:59 am #

    yo ppl that man is rough i nw the guy who is in charfe op the 28 in parow and my dad knws the leader of the americans

  13. Sykozrus February 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    He’s a creep. Looks like a Scooby Doo ghoul and he’s about as scary. If I didn’t have a weapon I’d make love to his eye sockets with my thumbs. Imagine laying down for the likes of that monkey lookin thing lmao. Predatory faggot probably likes to tongue kiss and suck dick lol. Deserves to get his throat cut whilst being fucked in the ass with the sharp end of a snapped off broomstick. Him and anyone who respects him lol. Booyakashaaa!

  14. Sykozrus February 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Homeboy best hope I ain’t got a padlock though. Buss his melon open with the quickness lmao

  15. General John Mongrel March 15, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    All of u who busy talkin shit, Kak about me here I will hunt you down and when I find you I will have sex with you and kill you after. I am the general of the 28′s so I deserve much respect. If you think I am joking continue with what you are doing

    • Joe 27 June 12, 2013 at 11:04 am #

      Jou Ma se Poes

    • S.P. July 2, 2014 at 8:08 am #

      Does “John Mongrel” exist outside the brain of Ross Kemp?
      I doubt it. The guy on the show didn’t even have gang ink.

    • Mario Karriem August 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

      Sheila ……. jy’s ‘n sergeant 2…..nancy general…..jy hou van klipkap op B4 in Pollsmoor

  16. Joe 27 June 12, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Lol Still gotta be the most Gangsta term Eva all of yall gotta agree with that???

  17. Joe 27 June 12, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Lets get rid of all the negativity ppl yoh eish

  18. jitz July 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    Homm kilikijan! Gwala die nomer van bovana maak vol! Slavilanga is skangaaka! 27s bly bo! General Salute!!!

  19. Nicki September 16, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Is John dead??

    • Mr. Cape Town September 17, 2013 at 11:35 am #

      No clue bro…

    • Unknown October 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      No he is not. He is still around the streets as a changed man living in Kuilsriver. You can find him in Sarepta. They know him well. John is actually short in person. A lot of people said that he is either dead or in jail. John was released a few years ago from Pollsmoor.

  20. magesh October 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    If it were you to end up in a cell with Mrm Mongrell what thought do youy think would arrive in your mind first

  21. mr vee November 27, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    So u saying jhon is not dead?

  22. adam maart December 12, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    Johnny mongrel is alive.. I live in kuilsriver dekuilen and he hangs out here.. He evens ask me a pitbull puppy when I was walking them… If you understand him,he will understand you. So don’t think the worst always!

  23. adam maart December 12, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Johnny mongrel is alive.. I live in kuilsriver dekuilen and he hangs out here.. He evens asked me a pitbull puppy when I was walking them… If you understand him,he will understand you. So don’t think the worst always!

  24. adam maart December 12, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Johnny mongrel is alive.. I live in kuilsriver dekuilen and he hangs out here.. He evens asked me a pitbull puppy when I was walking them… If you understand him,he will understand you. So don’t think the worst always! 12/12

    • Anonymous January 14, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

      Thanks for the updates. Glad to see John out of gang life and moving on with life.

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  27. zoots February 1, 2014 at 2:50 am #

    Real crooks don’t get caught! Rel crooks live the high life putners!there’s too many chicas out there dyin to be with a real G we do wut we please,But don’t rape,being a thug is all bout cash flow homeboys,come to natal well show u rel flow,ur fukn faggots!

  28. die nommer 27 May 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    Gwala chisezana met die manskap wat maats n boemboe vlag ,2 kapsabels oorkruis punt af om 7 bloedtrek sterre , bloed yt uit die bieshoorings nommer gestamp 27, gwala chisezana met die manskap wat rym kry op tsiekwana tot wereld vierhoeke penzula n vuurwarme skiet-ystersak as die werke terug kom is hy yskoud , die van kapansle het ek nie gechiszana nie ma kwailiesa as x met hom chiszana is da nog altyd inchaila byte di kapsabel hoe die giena ,hoe die dala , gwalanamgapela x is ng altyd skangaga om vas te kyk bo op die wet nd die werke wat x bala by die blackboard vn kilikijana is op dai panggela x staan nu kniee diep in di bovana , bovana terug byri specail nd is op dai panggela x kan kapoeka skombizo niengkanjan?

    • Draakie December 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

      Fokkof met jou fokken aap taal.

      • Benny Patterson June 15, 2016 at 4:49 am #

        Agreed. There is no place in the world for people like this. I wouldn’t want to be this man standing in front of God. The time comes for all.

  29. skirkop7 June 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Hosh julle franse…kan iemand my vol daar..ek les om te sabela

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  32. bumblebee October 8, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    all of you seem to have so much to say about John Mongrel. You think that he is evil and twisted. but has anyone actually put themselves in his shoes? imagine being in pallsmoor since you were 14 years old, at that age you are still developing. You loose sight of what the outside life is and all you know is prison. So for him, he wasnt doing anything differant to what had been done to him or taught to him. Prison is a differant way of life. I am not a gangster and I show no respect unless it is earned but I can understand and sympathize. I would hate to life in that way of life.

  33. skirkop7 October 20, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    I say fuck john mongrel and qwala rashied staggie se lyties(hard livings).best family gang

  34. Li March 3, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    Does anybody know a guy in Mitchells Plain back in the 80s called Homeza.I think hes real name is George Peterson?Apparently part of the Mongrels gang.Pls help

  35. xlabilanga June 20, 2015 at 11:29 pm #

    Skombizo pakamiza van die hele oemjylos wat jy skangaka bring,wat km bo op die boemboe glas en op die boemboe draad,is oemjylos wat pata en fondela is gekaboza by die plank gwinya maat klaas nie fojieza nie,maar van oemjylos penzula maak ek langlyn xlabilanga daai’s wat pangela my bru- SKOMBIZO!!! Ek staan ROOI BOVANA.

  36. xlabilanga June 20, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    Kwaai sabela my bru!!

  37. miranda 17 September 3, 2015 at 1:00 am #

    Lol Johnny Mongrel yho this thug he said he is not a gay he’s NDODA Lol is there a dvd of this gangsters?I salute you leader of 28s you kill them you don’t play with them

  38. bobby January 10, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    phakamiza nombor

  39. D bonthuys February 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

    Hosh qalanjani hoe lyk jou nommer?

  40. D bonthuys February 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

    Ek is n franse van die manne van sonop

    • MARIO KARRIEM April 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

      Jy’s ‘n vuil frans

  41. Shaka Zulu February 24, 2017 at 11:41 am #

    Jonny M likes fucking dudes, that means he is a faggot. Fuck South Africa and all of you fudge packing weirdos. AIDS was invented for the 28s.

  42. Tupac February 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    Haska this guy is ugly AF and I’m not sure he’s even released in prison. how can he fuck innocent people? this is just shit.

  43. Bad Boy March 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    Hos hoe lyk hulle

  44. Ppn March 29, 2017 at 5:53 am #

    I use to smoke tik and buttons with Jonny mongrel in 2012 he was a real fucking cool person and i must say that Kuilsriver is he’s home town he was no fag and he use to frighten me if i saw him till he came and smoked a pup at the trein station when i sat there without‚Äč knowing him at that time i actually realised it was him through his voice that voice i would never forget creepy as a mother fucker but yeah jhon mongrel aka Jonny wortel was good to me so you all can go fuck your big fat ugly fucking mother’s

  45. Matt April 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    All you little boys don’t know what you talking about!

    I’ve been a member of the SAPS gang unit for 13years.John Mongrel is still in prison and will spend the rest of his days their.

    All this talk of Luis river sightings is pure locker room banter amongst a group of school kids ad social misfit.

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