News24 journalist mugged while covering voter registration

News24 journalist Jan Gerber.
News24 journalist Jan Gerber.
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A News24 journalist was mugged and robbed of his camera in Mitchells Plain on Saturday while covering the voter registrations drive in Cape Town.

News24 journalist Jan Gerber said he was in Mitchells Plain to cover the DA's registration event, but as he left the voting station, two men accosted him.

"As I walked back from the voting station to my car, two men approached me and grabbed the camera strap; as I resisted, the one guy pulled out a pretty big knife, cut the strap and took the camera," Gerber said.

Gerber then got into his car for safety. Once in his car, he looked around for the perpetrators, but they had already disappeared.

Gerber has opened a charge of robbery with the South African Police Service.

True to a journalist's character, Gerber said he was a little shaken, but more upset about the photographs he took that were now lost.

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