Murdered schoolboy Alex Mulamba was a member of a street gang
Revelations that the 15-year-old was a member of a notorious street gang shocked his family and increased fears about the growing number of British teenagers inspired by American rap music that glamorises violence and weapons.
Alex was stabbed to death in Lambeth, South London, on Thursday night as he returned from a night out celebrating the end of his GCSE exams. His father released footage captured on a mobile phone showing his son's final moments in a hospital bed to warn other youngsters not to carry knives.
But devout Christian Kamondo Mulamba, 48, was not aware that his son was a member of the South London 'Man Dem' or 'm.a.d boys' gang, which has its own website where members taunt rivals.
Mr Mulamba, who moved his family to Britain from Zaire in 1991 to escape violence in the African country, said his son was a quiet boy who planned to go to college to train as an electrical engineer in September.
'Gang member' link to stab victim
Masked and armed, the victim of a knife attack
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