Krugersdorp gang rape: 17 more arrested, community says they live in fear

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Krugersdorp gang rape: 17 more arrested, community says they live in fear

This brings to 82 the total number of people arrested –for the sexual assault and robbery on the set of a music video near an abandoned mine dump in West Village.

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  • Krugersdorp
  • Gang rape

JOHANNESBURG – A further 17 suspects have been arrested in connection with the gang-rape of eight women in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg this week.

This brings to 82 the total number of people arrested –for the sexual assault and robbery on the set of a music video near an abandoned mine dump in West Village.

The group were allegedly attacked on Thursday by an armed gang of illegal miners.

Wearing blankets and balaclavas the men fired several shots in the air and ordered the group to lay down before robbing them of cellphones, handbags, and filming equipment.

They then proceeded to sexually assault the women, the youngest of whom – a 19-year-old – was raped by 10 men at gunpoint.

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