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eNCA film crew robbed in Khayelitsha – Here’s what we know [video]

Published by Andile Sicetsha

Renowned eNCA reporter Monique Mortlock and her film crew endured a horrifying armed robbery in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Wednesday afternoon.

Watch: eNCA crew robbed shortly after broadcast in Khayelitsha

Mortlock was in the eastern Cape Town township providing live coverage on the dilapidated road conditions.

Right after the crossing, she and her film crew were allegedly accosted by an unknown number of armed suspects.

“We were just robbed at gunpoint in Khayelitsha after doing a crossing,” she confirmed in a tweet.

‘Inept police said we can’t open a case

Fortunately, the renowned eMedia newscaster and her co-workers survived the incident unharmed. At this stage, it’s unclear what was taken.

At the height of Mortlock’s frustration, though, was the manner in which the robbery was handled by Khayelitsha police.

“My colleague and I have to deal with an inept police officer telling us we can’t open the case at this station (a 2 min drive from where it happened) because it’s not in their jurisdiction WTF!,” she wrote in a scathing tweet.

After a gruelling delay in having her case registered, Mortlock finally received assistance.

At this time, the suspects involved in the brazen robbery are still at large.