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Police raided West Village and arrested illegal foreigners in Krugersdorp.
Police raided West Village and arrested illegal foreigners in Krugersdorp.
PHOTO: Fani Mahuntsi, Gallo Images

More charges of rape will be brought against another seven men who were arrested on charges of being illegally in the country, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told News24 on Wednesday.

The men were among more than 80 suspects arrested during raids launched after eight women, who were part of a crew filming a music video at a mine dump, were raped in West Village more than two weeks ago.

On Wednesday, it emerged in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court that seven of the group of suspected illegal miners arrested, including a 15 year old, face additional charges, including multiple counts of rape, sexual assault, and robbery with aggravated circumstances.  

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