Speaking at the opening of Women’s Month, Nkoana-Mashabane described the attacks as “despicable” and called for justice.
“Young women in Krugersdorp were violated and raped while shooting a music video. Unemployment is high and to hear the young women were approached by a group of men who raped and robbed them of their belongings is despicable.
“We are thankful for the interventions by police and the apprehension of suspects, and we hope there will be convictions soon. We are also thankful as the young women are receiving psychosocial support for them and their families to overcome this ordeal.”
She said 28 years into democracy, women remain on the periphery of the country’s developmental agenda.