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The News Minute | March 12, 2015 | 02:12 pm IST  Vuyo Mvoko, a journalist with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), was mugged outside a hospital moments before he was about to go live.  Mvoko was reporting on Zambian President Edgar Lungu's arrival to Milpark hospital on Tuesday in Johannesburg when the incident took place and was captured on SABC cameras.  A video of the mugging, which has gone viral, shows two men approaching Mvoko. One of them can be seen reaching for Mvoko's cellphone in his pocket.  Mvoko, who is a contributing editor for SABC, claimed that he was robbed at gunpoint. He told SABC News that some of the crew's mobile phones and a laptop had been stolen. He later tweeted that he was safe and sound along with a video of the incident.  I'm Safe & sound. Here's how it all happnd. via @youtube — vuyo mvoko (@vuyo_mvoko) March 10, 2015 That the men brazenly mugged Mvoko and his crew in full view of cameras seems to have shocked many. I've just watched the video of @vuyo_mvoko being mugged while on live TV. Just shocking! Glad he and the crew are ok though. — Katy Katopodis (@KatyKatopodis) March 10, 2015 Just when South Africans think they've seen & heard it all,Vuyo Mvoko & co get mugged during a live crossing. LIVE. — Chwayita (@ChwayMadikane) March 10, 2015 Unbelievable!!! RT @simpiwendlovu Hawu Vuyo Mvoko mugged live on SABC NEWS live coverage. This sad & unbelievable. The death of our society! — Nonkululeko N (@NkuleKZN) March 10, 2015 Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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