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Video Goes Viral of SABC Crew Being Mugged on Live TV!



Vuyo Robbed Live TVSouth African Broadcasting Corporation’s contributing editor, Vuyo Mvoke, was mugged live on TV on Tuesday night as he was covering the arrival of Zambian President Edgar Lungu, at a hospital in Johannesburg.

The mugging was recorded and televised live and the video on Youtube has since gone viral.

Spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago told eNCA “The crew was not harmed although they are still in shock. They were robbed of personal belongings including cell phones and a laptop. The matter has since been reported to the police who were called to the scene.”

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. Chriselda Lewis later tweeted a screenshot 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. In the footage, the culprits appear oblivious to the fact that they were being filmed despite standing directly in the crew’s spotlight.

Watch the viral video below!


  1. Uju

    March 11, 2015 at 9:22 am


  2. iba

    March 11, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Wow, i can scarcely believe it myself. Wow just wow!

  3. OD

    March 11, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Thanks God Naija never bad reach that one.

    • eyong

      March 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Naija don looong pass this level.

    • Manny

      March 12, 2015 at 12:22 am

      Eyong, naija has def not reached that level.

  4. o

    March 11, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Wow!!! Speechless!! I hear the crime rate in SA is something else but watching this mugging??!! Wow!

  5. poison ivy

    March 11, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Africa I hail oooo

  6. OJ

    March 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    @ eyong, I don’t think you live in Naija. Else u would know we never reach that level

  7. ak

    March 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    They will still never catch them…


  8. Tosin

    March 11, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Def using some substances, hence the ugly looks they have on. Sad.

  9. Efee

    March 12, 2015 at 3:51 am

    See ehn…na dat camera and lighting save them…if not, they would have def been shot…that’s how brutal criminals are over in SA..J’borg specifically. They don’t like to just mug folk and go their merry way…almost always violent. Biko, we never reach this one ooo…I feel much less safe there than in Lagos.

  10. stephanie

    March 12, 2015 at 7:28 am

    …and back to the studio… Lwkmd! I can’t believe it. Like nothing happened. Beyonce must be their programme manager

  11. le coco

    March 16, 2015 at 6:49 am

    naija definitely never reach this one… @efee u r right about the crime…. its unbelievable.. alot of us both nigerians and foreigners like to tag nigerians wen it comes to crime.. but pls we r not here yet.. and lagos is definitely safer…. and pls bella naija.. can u get his name right.. just because u r a blog doesnt give you a pass on good journalism.. VUYO MVOKO is his name..
    IN OTHER NEWS.. there is an update in the case of FLABBA of skwatta camp.. please give us the details

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