Raped, tortured and kidnapped as a child - Congolese war refugee overcomes odds to graduate from NMU

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Popina Khumanda.
Popina Khumanda.
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A Congolese woman who was captured by rebels at the age of five in her village, and then spent five years in captivity being raped, tortured and witnessing other little girls being traded for arms, oil, money and cars, has graduated with a Diploma in IT from Nelson Mandela University. 

Popina Khumanda, with her sister Diane, who was 18 years old at the time, by her side, escaped the rebel's camp in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and walked the more than 6 000km to South Africa over three months when she was just 10. 

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