80 People In Court After South African ‘shame-of-nation’ Gang-Rape

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south AfricaMore than 80 people arrested following a gang-rape of eight South African women appeared before a court on Monday, as the police minister described the assault as the “shame of the nation”.

A gang of gunmen forced their way into a music video shoot near a mine dump in Krugersdorp, a small town west of Johannesburg, on Thursday.

Eight young women from the cast were raped in an incident that shocked the nation, which is usually used for violent crime.

“What happened in Krugersdorp is just a shame to the nation,” Police Minister Bheki Cele told a press briefing on Monday, adding some of the victims would suffer long-term consequences.

“Some of those destructions are permanent with those kids,” he said.

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