A gang of gunmen broke into the set of a music video and raped eight young women who were part of the cast near a small South African town, the police.
South African Police Minister Bheki Cele said three of the approximately 20 suspects had so far been arrested following the assaults on Thursday on the outskirts from Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg.
He told reporters that the gang attacked the casting team while they were unloading equipment and preparing a set.< /p>
The women were between 18 and 35 years old, he said, pointing out that one of the women had been raped by ten men and another by eight.
men were also stripped naked and stripped of their belongings.
“It appears that they (the suspects) are foreign nationals, basically they are zama zamas (illegal miners). x),” Cele told reporters on the sidelines of the ruling ANC policy conference in Johannesburg.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced at the same conference that he had ordered the Minister of Police “to ensure that the perpetrators of this crime are apprehended”.
A rape is reported to the police on average every 12 minutes in South Africa. However, not all rapes are reported in the country.