Suspects arrested for SABC mugging - report

2015-03-13 16:17
A screen grab from the video showing SABC journalists being mugged outside Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg. (SABC, YouTube)

A screen grab from the video showing SABC journalists being mugged outside Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg. (SABC, YouTube)

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Johannesburg - A number of suspects have been arrested in connection with the mugging of SABC journalists outside Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, according to reports.

eNCA reported that the arrests were made on Friday, following the announcement of a R100 000 reward for information on the incident.

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega said confirmed that arrested during a press conference and said a number of foreign nationals were arrested, and that they are expected to appear in court.

SABC contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko, foreign editor Sophie Mokoena, and journalist Chriselda Lewis were preparing for a live crossing on Tuesday night after covering the arrival of Zambian President Edgar Lungu at the hospital.

Video footage showing two men accosting Mvoko as he waits to deliver his report in front of the camera went viral.

Mvoko said later in an SABC interview that one of the men threatened him with a gun when he did not immediately give up his cellphone.

Earlier Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba said police would do everything in their power to ensure the suspects were caught.

"We are shocked at the brazen nature of this crime. The cameraman managed to film the incident and the faces of the suspects could be clearly seen," he said.

SABC News tweeted that suspects have been arrested.




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