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Two men expected to appear in court for murder of 2 Soweto women

JOHANNESBURG, June 14 – The two men accused of killing two women who were found in different locations in Soweto are expected to appear at the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for a bail application.

Alek Magaula MaMothame, 43, and Sandile Nkosi, 25, are accused of killing best friends Bongeka Phungula and Popi Qwabe.

Phungula, 28, and Qwabe, 24, were reported missing on May 12.

Their bodies were later found in different locations in Soweto.

Qwabe’s body was discovered in Naledi. She was found shot in the upper body and was later identified at a mortuary.

Phungula’s body was found in Tladi with gunshots in the upper body.

The women were originally from Mayville, Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal and were staying together in Soweto.

MaMothame and Nkosi were arrested on May 21, and have been charged with murder, robbery and kidnapping.


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