Armed gang ‘rape woman in front of boyfriend then force her to watch them drown him in lake’
A woman was allegedly raped in front of her horrified
boyfriend by an armed gang who then tied him up and
threw him into a lake where he drowned.
Another couple with them were also attacked and the man
bound and drowned in the lake alongside his friend.
The friends were taking a walk in Rhodes Park,
Kensington, near Johannesburg, South Africa , around
9pm local time on Saturday when they were attacked by
the all-male gang.
One of the women managed to escape, but the other was
captured and raped by a gang member in front of her tied-
up boyfriend, according to South African media reports .
thrown into the dam at the park and drowned.
One of the attackers is said to have been carrying a knife,
while another had a firearm.
South Africa Police Service spokesperson Lungelo
Dlamini said the bodies of the two drowned men were
recovered by police divers in the early hours of Sunday
Intelligence Bureau, a network of private detectives who
attended the scene, said the women were both forced to
watch their partners drown, but police have not confirmed
Local force Cleveland Police confirmed they are
investigating two counts of murder and one count of rape.
Mashakane said: “Two men, accompanied by their
girlfriends, were walking at the park at about 6.30pm
yesterday when they were approached by the group of
“One of the suspects raped one female victim. The bodies
of the two male victims, aged 25 and 32, were later found
by police divers,”
No arrests have been made and police are desperate to
trace the culprits.