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Police investigate SABC mugging incident (videos)

MARCH 11, 2015
Police investigate SABC mugging incident (videos)

Gauteng police on Wednesday confirmed that they are investigating an incident where SABC contributing editor, Vuyo Mvoko, News reporter, Chriselda Lewis, and Foreign Editor, Sophie Mokoena, were robbed a few seconds before going live outside the Milpark Hospital on Tuesday night.

The SABC was reporting on the Zambian President Edgar Lungu's arrival in South Africa to undergo possible surgery when about four armed men appeared and demanded their cellphones, laptops and broadcasting equipment – even threatening to shoot Mvoko.

Police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza has appealed to the nation to come forward with any information that could lead to arrests of the suspects.

Speaking on SABC Morning Live, Kweza says they cannot confirm whether or not the robbers are the same people who conduct the smash and grabs on Empire Drive.

Dramatic footage of the mugging has gone viral.

Watch below: