African gangsters, often involved with organized crime.
Tsotsis Term Timeline in Kaffir Boy
The timeline below shows where the term Tsotsis appears in Kaffir Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...monotonous course.” People like Mathabane’s parents work all week and struggle to survive. On payday, tsotsis (gangsters) come to extort some of their money. Over the weekends, black people in Alexandra... (full context)
...year, Mathabane witnesses a murder. As he is walking home one afternoon, he sees six tsotsis chasing two unarmed men. At the sight of gangsters, Mathabane quickly hides himself in some... (full context)