Krugersdorp gang rape case postponed for further investigations
Political parties picketed outside court calling for justice for the Krugersdorp rape victims.
Different political organisations picketing outside the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court where 14 suspects appeared for the rape of eight women at a mine dump in West Village. Picture: Nigel Sibanda
The case against 14 alleged illegal miners accused of the alleged gang rape and assault of eight women in Krugersdorp has been postponed for DNA testing and further investigation.
The group of men appeared briefly in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Police swooped on the suspects after the eight women were raped at gunpoint and their film crew robbed while they were shooting a music video at a mine dump in West Village, Krugersdorp, in late July.
The accused face multiple counts of rape, sexual assault, robbery with aggravating circumstances and contravention of the Immigration Act.
During their court appearance, the media was not allowed access to the courtroom because one of the suspects in a minor.
It’s understood that 13 of the suspects were present in court while one of them was reportedly sick.
Protests outside court
Like the previous court appearances, political parties like the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), ActionSA and the African National Congress (ANC) picketed outside court calling for justice for the rape victims.
The case was postponed to 28 November 2022.