The Slatest

South African TV Journalist Mugged On Camera

Vuyo Mvoko, in the plaid jacket, and one of the men who robbed Mvoko and his colleagues.


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A South African SABC TV reporter named Vuyo Mvoko and his crew were robbed on camera by at least three men as Mvoko prepared to give a live report:

No one was injured in the Tuesday incident, during which one of the assailants threatened Mvoko with a gun. The perpetrators have not as of yet been apprehended.

Crime rates in South Africa are notoriously high; according to the most recent statistics the country’s murder rate is 32.2 invididuals per 100,000 residents per year. The murder rate in the United States is 4.5.