Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sanef condemns mugging of SABC editor Vuyo Mvoko and other SABC journalists; 'robbing media workers brings home the level of criminality'.

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned the mugging at gunpoint of the SABC's contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko as well as two other SABC journalists who were with him outside the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday night as they got ready to do a live crossing.

"Every South African lives with the reality of crime, but to see thugs brazenly ignoring television cameras and robbing media workers in the course of their work yet again brings home the level of criminality in our society," says Sanef treasurer Angela Quintal in a statement.

"Sanef appeals to members of the public who recognise the men to do the right thing and alert the police to their identities and whereabouts so that the law can take its course," said Angela Quintal.

According to the Gauteng police no arrests had been made by Wednesday morning. The live video footage shows the armed criminals shouting "Give me! Give me!" as they robbed the SABC crew of three cellphones and a laptop at gunpoint.