gunNews24 reports that a gang of armed robbers held a sports anchor and her crew at gunpoint in Khayelitsha on Saturday and robbed them of equipment while they were working there.

Western Cape police spokesperson Colonel Andrè Traut said the incident happened in Phumlani Street, in Lingelethu West. He reported as follows: Shortly after 08:00, a 35-year-old television sports presenter and her crew were robbed of their recording equipment at gunpoint by three suspects who fled in a VW Polo and are yet to be arrested.” Sports anchor Elma Smit, who was part of the crew, said they were compiling a profile of Springbok Women's team member, Babalwa Latsha, at a park near the player's home, when three men walked up to them. "We had already started shooting and were about to sit down with Babalwa and talk to her when three guys walked up to us. I saw one of them carrying a gun and I turned to Babalwa and quickly asked her to hide my phone. They took the filming equipment and a cellphone and wallet belonging to one of the crew members," Smit reported. Earlier this month, robbers accosted an eNCA news crew in the same area. Journalist Monique Mortlock had just finished a live crossing when the crew was held at gunpoint and their equipment was taken.


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