Shocking footage of a SABC Journalist mugged on camera

A SABC journalist was mugged on live television on Tuesday evening while reporting from the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

Vuyo Mvoko, who is a contributing editor at the public broadcaster, was at the hospital covering the arrival of Zambian President Edgar Lungu at Milpark Hospital.

Shortly before going live, the SABC journalist was approached by two robbers. The two men then proceed to mug Vuyo Mvoko in full view of the cameras. The suspects are easily identifiable on the footage, which was later posted on YouTube.

In an interview following the incident, the SABC journalist described the robbers as being armed. They stole cellphones and laptops from the staff before disappearing into the night. None of the staff members were harmed during the incident.

SABC TV News reporter Chriselda Lewis and Foreign Editor Sophie Mokoena were also present at the scene and they handed over their cellphones to the armed men.

You can watch the incident below, as well as the follow up interview at the SABC.

SABC Journalist mugged

Vuyo Mvoko’s interview after the mugging


On Wednesday morning, Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza appealed to the public to come forward with any information that may assist the police in identifying the suspects.

Speaking on Morning Live, Kweza said that SAPS members are investigating the incident. She said in the moments following the incident, the SABC journalist and his colleagues spotted and approached a police member who was driving past after attending a meeting.

“The member, a captain from Parkview police station, stopped to assist and ensure that the victims were safe.

“He drove around the area with one of the SABC staff members searching for the suspects, but to no avail.”

A case of robbery and theft has been opened.