Cape Town - A video showing SABC contributing Editor Vuyo Mvoko and his crew being robbed while reporting live has gone viral.
The crew were robbed in full view of the SABC’s cameras outside Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, where Mvoko was reporting on Zambian President Edgar Lungu's arrival in South Africa allegedly for surgery.
According to the SABC, about four armed men demanded that the SABC crew hand over their cellphones, laptops and broadcasting equipment.
SABC TV News reporter Chriselda Lewis and Foreign Editor Sophie Mokoena were also present and handed over their cellphones to the men.
Lewis later tweeted a screengrab of the footage saying: “Do you know these men? They robbed us at gunpoint. They screamed at us 'Kill these dogs' #sabcnews.”
The video shows the men walking past, then turn around and begin demanding items from the SABC crew.
Mvoko can be heard saying “We're being mugged”.