Seven people have been charged for the Krugersdorp gang rape. They briefly appeared at the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
They face multiple counts of rape, aggravated robbery and contravention of the Immigration Act.
7 suspects charged for Krugersdorp gang rape
At least one of the seven is a minor. The accused are part of the 81 suspects arrested a day after the rape incident.
Eight women were gang-raped in West Village, Krugersdorp last month. They were part of a production crew shooting a music video at an abandoned mine dump.
An identity parade was held on Tuesday. The matter has been postponed to the 28th of September for further investigations.
More suspects to appear in court
The National Prosecuting Authority says seven more suspects accused of gang rape will appear in Randfontein Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwana says, “There is a Prima facie case against all 14 accused that are charged with various counts as I said of rape, sexual assault as well as robbery with aggravating circumstances. The charges relate to the incident that happened to the crew that was busy filming a music video here in the West Rand.”
The crowd swells up ahead of Krugersdorp gang rape incident court appearance