SABC crew robbed in Alexandra

16 April 2019 - 20:07 By Naledi Shange
SABC journalists were robbed of their equipment in Alexandra on Tuesday.
SABC journalists were robbed of their equipment in Alexandra on Tuesday.
Image: Waldo Swiegers. (C) Sunday Times.

AN SABC journalists was robbed in Alexandra township in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

“The crew was robbed of its broadcast equipment and the matter has been reported to the police," confirmed SABC spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu in a statement.

“The corporation is relieved that none of its crew members were harmed.

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"The SABC condemns the attack on its journalists and has further noted recent events where its crews have been attacked while covering stories,” she added.

It was not immediately clear how much the stolen equipment is worth.

Mthembu called on the public to allow journalists to do their jobs.

“As our journalists continue to cover political campaigns across the country ahead of the May election, the SABC urges the public to allow them to do their work without any interruption, intimidation and harm," she said.



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