Thugs rob foreign journos

2010-06-09 12:58

Three foreign journalists in South Africa to cover the World Cup

were robbed at gunpoint at their lodge in Magaliesburg earlier today, police


Colonel Hangwani Mulaudzi said two suspects broke into a

three-bedroom chalet at the Nutbush Boma lodge at about 4am.

“One of the journalists was awake and saw the men.

One of the

suspects pointed a gun at the journalist and told him to lie down. He obliged

and the suspects ransacked the place, taking passports, clothes, laptops and


Mulaudzi said the two other journalists slept through the


Two of the journalists are from Portugal. One is from Spain.

“We have good leads. We are tracking them. We are hoping to make an

arrest soon,” Mulaudzi said.

He said the lodge would have to “jack up” its security.

“Our guys went there and are assisting the victims. The victims

appear to be in good health.”

A receptionist at the lodge, who did not want to be named, said the

tourists seemed “fine” and the police were still on the scene.

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