Krugersdorp rapes: Govt failed to enforce mine cleanup. Now it's a crime scene

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Authorities during a raid on illegal miners on August 03, 2022 in Krugersdorp.
Authorities during a raid on illegal miners on August 03, 2022 in Krugersdorp.
Gallo Images/Fani Mahuntsi

The rape of eight women in Krugersdorp has brought attention to criminality and police inaction in the area, but the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy also has a case to answer, according to an environmental activist.

News of the gang rape of the women shooting a music video at a mine dump in West Village sent shock waves through the country.

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