Monday, July 22, 2019

Nuusdag TV news crew robbed of camera and cellphones whilst trying to report about South African army's deployment in Cape Flats.

On Friday a TV news crew comprising a cameraman and a reporter was robbed of their camera and cellphones whilst trying to cover and report on the deployment of South Africa's army in the notoriously violent and gang-riddled Cape Flats area in Cape Town.

A TV news crew of the Afrikaans TV news bulletin Nuusdag on the eExtra channel on eMedia Investment's Openview free-to-air satellite TV platform was robbed by three young criminals while doing a report from Idada Avenue in Site C in Khayelitsha.

The South African government on Friday deployed the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) into the gang-invested and violent area to try and clamp down on crime and violence in the area.

Reporter Graig-Lee Smith and cameraman Dieter Göttert had both their cellphones stolen as well as the Nuusdag TV camera and tripod.