- CCTV footage showed a woman walking off with SABC camera equipment at the State Capture Inquiry
- A camerawoman has opened a case of theft with the police
- Images and footage of the woman have sparked various reactions on social media
CCTV footage captured a middle-aged woman apparently stealing SABC TV equipment from the ongoing State Capture Commission of Inquiry in Parktown, Johannesburg.
The woman appeared to be wearing a white overcoat and apparently carried the equipment in a large black bag, Briefly.co.za gathered.
She was also seen walking towards a minibus taxi and boarding it. According to EWN, the incident happened on Monday afternoon during the commission's lunch break.
Camerawoman Nompumelelo Hlophe recounted what had transpired:
It was during the day when the commission adjourned for lunch and I went down to the SABC OB [outside broadcasting] van to get our food and when I came back, our equipment was gone.
She said she subsequently opened a case of theft at a nearby police station. A police spokesperson, Kay Makhubela, said investigations are underway.
The images and footage have sparked some outrage on social media — but also some amusement. Many people wished to know where the security was.
Some blamed the SABC itself for leaving such expensive equipment unattended.
Others saw the funny side of the incident.
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