For release with feature story BC-Safrica-Gangs.
Magadien Wentzel, 45, sits outside his home in Mannenberg township near Cape Town in this November 28 picture. Wentzel-the subject of a new book, The Number-walked away from a 25-year rise to the top echelons of the feared 28s gang, one of three brutal gangs that control the country's prisons. South Africa's prison gangs fight ferocious battles for ascendency in overcrowded jails and their power stretches deep into Cape Town's impoverished Cape Flats. Picture taken November 28, 2004. - FOR RELEASE WITH STORY BC-SAFRICA-GANGS-REUTERS/Mike Hutchings MH/AA