Tourist gang-raped on her birthday in South Africa


An Israeli woman holidaying in Graskop, Mpumalanga, South Africa, was gang-raped on her birthday with her two companions assaulted and robbed at a lodge during the weekend.

Provincial spokesperson, Leonard Hlathi, said on Monday that officers were still searching for four men who allegedly carried out the attack, TimesLive reports.


Mpumalanga is one of the cities where foreign-owned businesses were attacked and looted in the wave of renewed xenophobic attacks on foreigners resident in South Africa.

Mr Hlathi said the gang attacked the woman and the couple and demanded that they take off their clothes.

“The men raped the woman and also robbed the three of their personal belongings before fleeing the scene,” he said.

It is not known if any arrest has been made so far.