TV Reporter Mugged Seconds Before Live Report

The men demanded the crew's cell phones, laptops and broadcasting equipment.

The public broadcaster SABC’s contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko “became a victim of a mugging outside Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg in full view of SABC cameras,” the broadcaster said in a statement.

The men demanded that the crew hand over cell phones, laptops and broadcasting equipment, according to SABC.

Another reporter, Chriselda Lewis, and an editor, Sophie Mokoena, were present at the scene and started tweeting as soon as the incident was over.

“Do you know these men? They robbed us at gunpoint. They screamed at us ‘kill these dogs,’” Lewis wrote.