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Justice for Popi and Bongeka: biggest human rights event is back on table

Amnesty International’s letter-writing campaign turns 20 this year, and three cases from Africa are in the spotlight

Senior science reporter

On a cool autumn Friday night in May 2017, Popi Qwabe and her best friend Bongeka Phungula, both in their 20s, headed out for a Friday night celebration together. 

At some point on that fateful night, the two flagged down a minibus taxi for a lift to Maponya Mall in Soweto.

They never returned home, and a desperate search in local hospitals and police stations by family and friends came to nothing...

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