A journalist with a local publication NewsDay, was yesterday robbed in Messina, South Africa where he had gone to investigate robbery cases in the border town.
Rex Mphisa and his friend where ambushed by three knife wielding thugs who threatened them with death.
“Three people approached me and my friend wielding knives. They searched my friend’s bag and took R8 000, two cellphones and shoes,” Mphisa said.
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The robbers took the jounalist’s tablet, mobile phone and R120.
“They gave us back R100 rands and our passports and ordered us to go back home to Zimbabwe,” he said, adding that the robbers spoke Shona.
“The robbers drove off in a BMW vehicle. We have since made a police report in South Africa and investigations are underway,” he said.