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Police search for gang rape victim

Soweto police on Wednesday said they were following up on leads in tracking down the 17-year-old girl who...

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Soweto police on Wednesday said they were following up on leads in tracking down the 17-year-old girl who was gang raped on video.

The police's Kay Makhubela said investigating officers including the branch commander of Dobsonville police station are working around the clock to make sure the girl is found.

Seven boys between the ages of 14 and 20 were arrested in Dobsonville on Tuesday after a cellphone video of the rape went viral.

The shocking and graphic 10-minute long cellphone video captured the 17-year-old girl's distress as she was repeatedly raped by the seven boys.

Faces, genitals and several acts of penetration are clearly visible and her attackers can be heard offering her R2 in exchange for her silence.

During the rape, the boys joke around and encourage each other.

The girl can be seen and heard pleading with them to stop while her attackers discuss whether or not she is crying.

After the ordeal, the girl was apparently left with an elderly taxi driver in Dobsonville.

Makhubela said it was unclear if she is mentally disabled or was drugged.

Her mother reported her missing three weeks ago and police believed she was kept as a sex slave. 

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