A pregnant woman has been ganged-raped by 11 men, according to South African media.
The 22-year-old woman was kidnapped and raped in the Johannesburg Central Business District, CBD, in the early hours of Monday. According to www.iol.co.za, the woman, who works at a night club, was two months’ pregnant at the time of her attack. She was found by the police in a state of shock.
“What I saw hurts me, especially because she is pregnant,” said a male co-worker of the victim. The suspects, who were said to be foreigners, were arrested and arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court on charges of kidnapping and rape on Tuesday.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said the accused had been remanded to next Friday, for further investigations.
“The estimated minimum sentence for kidnapping is 15 years’ imprisonment and for rape, depending on the circumstances, it can be a life sentence,” Mjonond- wane said.
Her co-worker claimed all the accused were foreigners, but Mjonondwane said: “The State cannot confirm at this point that all the suspects are foreigners, as investigations are still under way.”
The victim’s sister gave an account of what happened to her sister.