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Special Report Transcript Episode 40, Section 2, Time 02:36

Stanza Bopape was a 27 year old activist from Mamelodi when he was detained on 9 June 1988 and taken to John Vorster Square police station. Then he disappeared without trace. His family started a frantic search for him. A month later the police told the strange story of how Stanza had escaped while in police custody. They said he was in a car with three policemen; that they were on their way to Vereeniging where he was to point out an arms cache. On their way they had a puncture and all three police got out of the car to change the tyre.

Notes: Bopape; NO: ‘So what did happen to Bopape?’ ‘Stanza riddle deepens,’ ‘Let not the memories of Stanza Bopape fade’

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A Mamelodi Civic Association committee member who died while being subjected to electric shock torture at John Vorster Square, Johannesburg, on 12 June 1988. Mr Bopape’s body was allegedly subsequently thrown into the crocodile-infested Komati River at Komatipoort. Seven Witwatersrand Security ...
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