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UPDATE | 65 arrested following women’s rape, robbery at music video shoot in Krugersdorp

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Police have arrested 65 folks.

  • Sixty-five suspects have been arrested following the rape of eight girls who have been additionally robbed together with others on the set of a music video in Krugersdorp.
  • The shoot passed off at a mining dump in West Village, Krugersdorp, on Thursday.
  • Police spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili says the suspects have been arrested for contravening the Immigration Act.

Sixty-five suspects have been arrested after eight girls have been raped and robbed, together with different manufacturing crew members, on the set of a music video, in Krugersdorp, police spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili mentioned on Friday.

Muridili added the suspects have been arrested for contravening the Immigration Act.

Two males have been fatally shot after allegedly pointing firearms at police whereas one is receiving therapy for gunshot wounds.

Two unlicenced firearms and explosives have been recovered, together with objects that have been stolen from the victims.

Police are investigating 32 counts of rape and one among armed theft.

Earlier, Muridili mentioned a manufacturing crew was filming a music video in West Village on Thursday when the lads attacked them. She added they first raped eight girls earlier than robbing them of their belongings.

In keeping with an inner police report seen by News24, the group was filming at an outdated, unused mine when a bunch of 10 suspects – who wore blankets, balaclavas, and mining overalls – approached them.

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They fired pictures within the air, searched the crew, and ordered them to lie down earlier than signalling the opposite suspects who raped the ladies, who have been all fashions, in close by bushes.

In keeping with the report, the lads then robbed everybody on set of their garments, cellphones, rings, passports, watches, purses, money, cameras and different valuables.

Police Minister Bheki Cele introduced earlier three males had been arrested, whereas police have been conducting searches within the space to search out the opposite suspects.

The realm the place the incident passed off is a identified to be frequented by unlawful miners.

Earlier, President Cyril Ramaphosa referenced the incident throughout his speech on the ANC’s coverage convention.

“This morning, we simply heard of the horrible incident the place plenty of girls in our nation have been abused.

“We have now directed the minister of police and regulation enforcement businesses to right away embark on this to make it possible for the perpetrators of this crime are apprehended and handled. Comrade Bheki Cele has already been there, and we’re following up on this horrible incident,” he mentioned.

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