TV reporter robbed at gunpoint while on camera

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SABC News’ Vuyo Mvoko was in South Africa preparing for a live report when two thieves mugged him and his crew at gunpoint.

Video of the incident, since posted to YouTube, shows Mvoko waiting for the segment to begin when one suspect reached for Mvoko’s phone and pushes him out of frame. Off-camera, someone can be heard screaming. “Hey, we’re being mugged,” Mvoko says into his microphone. “We’re being mugged.”

After the incident, Mvoko said in an interview that the thieves pointed guns at him and his crew and demanded their phones. They complied, and the thieves left, but not before the camera recorded their faces. Mvoko called the police, but he did not say whether anyone was taken into custody.