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Eight women were raped on the set of music video in Krugersdorp – Photo: SAPS / Twitter

‘SA cannot be used to plan terrorism’: Mahlobo on Krugersdorp rapes

Police have to date arrested 84 suspects in connection with the rape of women in a music video shoot in Krugersdorp in the West Rand.

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Eight women were raped on the set of music video in Krugersdorp – Photo: SAPS / Twitter

ANC Peace and Stability Subcomiittee chair, David Mahlobo has condemned the rape of eight women by a group of men in Krugersdorp saying South Africa can’t be used as a base for planning terrorism. 

On Friday, 28 July 2022, the crew of 22 people (12 women and 10 men), were busy filming a music video when they were allegedly attacked by a group of armed men clad in blankets. The suspects ordered everyone to lay down and proceeded to rape eight of the women and robbed everyone of their belongings before fleeing the scene.


On Saturday, West Rand District Commissioner Major General Fred Kekana said all the suspects are undocumented foreign nationals.

“They are undocumented, but as you know, due to the heinous crime which they committed here, everyone who we found in the vicinity… we have to take them in, process them, and also check the linkages,” Kekana said.

The high crime levels were attributed to illegal miners in the area, known as the zama zamas, saying they have long terrorised residents. Some were locals and others foreign nationals.

Police said the Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences are investigating 32 counts of rape following the rape of the eight women, as well as a case of armed robbery.

Speaking at the ANC 6th National Policy Conference held in Nasrec, David Mahlobo said many governments have been taken out of power because of failure to resolve migration issues. 

“Our borders remain porous, we are worried about the issue of migration,” Mahlobo said. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa also ordered Police Minister, Bheki Cele and law enforcement agencies to hunt down the suspects.

As previously reported, Ramaphosa said: “Communities across the country live in fear. What I’ve heard from Comrade Bheki Cele, about West Village [in Krugersdorp]… is a manifestation of how Gender-Based Violence spreads. This conference must come up with ways to support women.”

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