Nigeria hides Krugersdorp gang rape suspects

A diplomatic stand off is developing between South Africa and Nigeria over the Krugersdorp gang rape.

This comes after the South Africa Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, revealed that the gang rape was staged and the Nigerian crew are suspects in the rape.

The Nigerian crew members disappeared from the police station and have not been found since the gang rape.

Police have since arrested over 104 illegal miners and immigrants in the area. However, none of those arrested have been directly linked to the rape through DNA.

The Star Newspaper reports that the Nigerian Embassy in Pretoria has taken the eight Nigerian crew members to an unknown location and are refusing to hand them over to the police for questioning.

The Nigerian men and over 15 South African women were shooting a video Cowboy farm in Krugersdorp, when a gang of men wearing Basotho blankets gang raped the women.

The rape happened at around 5 pm after the video shoot for Nigerian musician, Malvern Martins.

Some of the young women who are virgins, were raped by as many as 10 men. They were kept at the farm for 12 hours until they were released on the next day.

Police say the rape is suspicious because only black women were raped.

The Nigerian crew members and an Afrikaans crew member have not been questioned.

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