Thursday, March 12, 2015

Reporter Mugged While In Front Of TV Cameras

One of two muggers threatens South African television
reporter Vuyo Mvoko as he prepared for a live
shot in front of a Johannesburg hospital.  
I guess some criminals are so brazen they're willing to do tbeir deedsin front of television cameras.

A television reporter named Vuyo Mvoko was preparing to do a live report in front of a Johannesburg, South Africa hospital when two men approached.

Mvoko was about to do a report about Zambian President Edgar Lungu, who was at the hospital being treated for an illness.

According to Reuters, Mvoko was approached by two men, one armed with a gun.

Here's Reuters' description of the video, which you can see at the bottom of this post.

"The video....shows the men pacing around repoter Vuyo Mvoko while speaks to the camera outside the hospital, before a scuffle ensues, and then Mvoko is heard shouting, 'Hey, we're being mugged.'

'He was looking for the phone and when I wasn't giving him the phone, he calls the othe rone who has a gun to say 'shoot this dog' or something like that,' Mvoko, who works for hte national broadcaster, told radio station 702 on Wednesday.

'So I gave him the phone.'"

Reuters says South Africa, though it has Africa's most advanced economy, is among the most violent countries in the world outside a war zone. Violent crimes such as rape, robberies and murder are common.

Here's the video:

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