Eight models were gang-raped by gunmen during a music video shoot.

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  • Gang of gunmen storms music video shoot in Johannesburg, rapes eight models
  • Police have so far arrested three of the 20 suspects.
  • Police say that the victims were aged between 18 and 35 years.

A gang of armed men raped eight models after shooting a music video in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Police have so far arrested three of the 20 suspects. The incident took place in Krugersdorp, a small town west of Johannesburg.

According to the police, the group attacked the models while they were preparing the sets for the shoot. NDTV Reported

The women were between the ages of 18 and 35, police said, adding that one of the victims was raped by 10 men and the other by eight men.

Police added that the women were also stripped and the accused robbed them of their personal belongings.

“It seems they are foreign nationals, basically they are leaders,” the police said, “referring to people who exploit mines in the country illegally.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa directed police to “arrest and deal with” the suspects.

With additional input from AFP.