Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:34

South African TV reporter mugged during a live coverage

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SABC News crew member being mugged.South African news reporter Vuyo Mvoko was mugged by two men in full view of the camera while preparing for a live cross outside a Johannesburg hospital.

Mvoko, a contributing editor for South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), was covering the arrival of Zambian President Edgar Lungu at Milpark Hospital on Tuesday evening when the men approached.

The two men are seen approaching Mvoko and the rest of the news crew, threatening to shoot them unless they hand over their phones, laptops and broadcasting equipment.

Their faces can be easily seen in the footage and authorities have been alerted and are investigating the robbery.

“They took about two or three phones, the laptop that we’re using to do the crossing, and they just disappeared,” Mvoko said in a later interview.

“All in a day’s work,” he added.

- 9News AUS

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