Durban reporter mugged before premier's briefing

2015-04-17 10:37


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Durban - A reporter from the Daily News was mugged on Friday morning as she was about to enter the building where KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu was about to have a press conference on xenophobia.

A visibly shaken Kamcilla Pillay said she was about to enter the Marine Building on Dorothy Nyembe street (previously Gardiner Street).

Pillay said that the man showed her a knife that he was hiding under a hat.
He demanded her laptop and her phone.

"I've been robbed before, but I can't believe how my hands are shaking," she said.

Pillay, who estimated that the knife's blade was about 7cm long, left soon after being replaced by colleague Lee Rondganger.

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