Johannesburg : 8 Models Raped During Music Video Shoot

Not less than eight young women have been raped by a gang of gunmen who forced their way into a music video shoot in a small South African town this week, police said Friday.

It was gathered that security forces have arrested three of around 20 suspects so far over the Thursday attack on the outskirts of Krugersdorp, a small town west of Johannesburg, Police Minister Bheki Cele said.



He revealed to reporters that the gang attacked the crew and cast while they were offloading equipment and preparing the set.

The women were aged between 18 and 35, Cele said, adding one woman was raped by 10 men and another by eight.

Even the men were victims of this heinous act as they were stripped naked and robbed of their personal belongings, he told reporters on the sidelines of a conference of the ruling party in Johannesburg.

"It looks like they are foreign nationals, basically they are zama zamas," he said, referring to people who illegally exploit mines in the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa told the same conference that he had ordered the police minister to make sure the perpetrators were "apprehended and dealt with".

Rape is grossly under-reported in South Africa, but on average one such crime is reported to the police every 12 minutes in the country.




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