82 men arrested for robbing and raping 8 women in South Africa

82 men arrested for robbing and raping 8 women in South Africa

A total of 82 men were arrested by South African Police in Gauteng province (northeast) as suspected of raping in cluster a eight women after attacking them when they were recording a video clip, the country’s security forces confirmed today.

At least 17 men were arresteds the saturday morning after others 65 suspects They were arrested this Friday, confirmed today the Police spokeswoman, Colonel Brenda Muridili, according to local media.

the iIncident took place last Thursday in a abandoned mine near the town of krugersdorp (about 40 kilometers from Johannesburg, the provincial capital), when armed men robbed to a group of 22 people (12 women and 10 men) who were in full recording of a music video.

“The suspects ordered everyone to get on the ground and proceeded to rape eight of the women and robbed all of their belongings before fleeing the scene.” detailed the police spokeswoman.

The suspiciouss were arrested in a wooded area close to place of the facts.

According to Muridili, two from them they died to the get shot after what “allegedly pointing firearms during police operations” -integrated by different agencies of the security forces-, while one remains hospitalized.

The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses Unit of the South African Police Force is doing research a total of 32 charges of violation Y one of armed robbery, detailed the spokeswoman.


The alleged perpetrators of the facts were arrested by “violate the Immigration Law”, Muridili said, while the South African Minister of Security, Bheki Cele, assured that, although the identities of the detainees have yet to be verified, it is believed that they were all foreigners.

According to Cele, also are being investigatedIt’s the women who were not rapedwhile the victims of sexual assault – which have between 19 and 35 years– were transferred to hospitals nearby or picked up by their families.

Crime is a serious problem in South Africa, where the area around Cape Town (southwest), in particular, has some of the worst violent crime rates in the world. EFE

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