Mass sexual assault of eight women has shocked the country with the president denouncing ‘horrible acts of brutality’.
More 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 country, which has one of the highest crime rates in the world.
“What happened in Krugersdorp is just a shame of 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.”
The gang attacked the crew and cast while they were offloading equipment and preparing the set, according to police.