A gang that raped five women at gunpoint at a funeral home is being chased by police.
The shocking attack by the brutal gang of six happened in the early hours of Monday morning in South Africa and comes after eight models were raped while filming a video.
Two women were attacked on their way to the funeral home.
They were forced into the building in Malipsdrift by the gang, who shot and killed an employee who answered the door.
They took the two women to a neighboring morgue and shot the employee.
The gang then found another three women, along with six male employees, who were brutally handgun whipped unconscious.
Then at the funeral home, they partially undressed the five women and raped them in the place reserved for the deceased for worship and prayer.
Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo confirmed: “All five women were gang raped and robbed of their mobile phones and other belongings, and all the money was stolen from the safe.
“All six men were severely assaulted by the suspects, who allegedly used the butts of their firearms until they fell unconscious, allowing them to rape the five women.”
Limpopo Provincial Commissioner Lt-Gen Thembi Hadebe mobilized a special team of investigators and urged the community to come forward and provide information.
“The team will spend sleepless nights hunting down these heartless criminals who have done this and will hold them accountable so that they are punished for these crimes,” she said.
Five counts of rape, three counts of kidnapping, one count of attempted murder and one count of shop robbery have been opened pending special forces to hunt down the rapists.
These latest gang rapes have sent shockwaves through the South African nation, where crime is said to be out of control and murder, rape and rioting are rampant.
It comes just over a month after eight models were brutally raped at gunpoint just 100 miles away while filming a gospel music video in which a victim was raped 10 times.
The women, aged between 19 and 37, were raped up to 10 times each in two ordeals by the gang of suspected illegal miners before they and the film crew were robbed.
South African police have filed 32 charges against 14 suspects, including a 15-year-old boy, for rape and armed robbery, and they will soon be brought to justice.
Seventy other illegal miners have been arrested on immigration offenses and face prison terms and subsequent deportation across the South African border from where they came.
South Africa is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for crime and the latest police figures showed an average of 71 murders per day and 115 rapes reported per day.
How to get help
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Keep your phone close at all times.
- Contact charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat hotline and services like SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarize yourself with the silent solution and report abuse without speaking on the phone, instead dialing ’55’.
- Always carry some money with you, including change for a payphone or bus ticket.
- If you suspect your partner will attack you, try moving to a less vulnerable area of the house — for example, where there is an exit and access to a phone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid spaces where you could become trapped, such as B. the bathroom, or where you could be locked in a closet or other small space.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence, the SupportLine is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Aid offers a live chat service available weekdays from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 10am to 6pm.
You can also call the 24-hour toll-free domestic abuse hotline on 0808 2000 247.
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