- Sentleeng Lehihi recently reported on a looting incident in Mahikeng, but then emerged as the lead character in the story
- The young reporter was praised for displaying bravery and determination as she delivered the story in the face of danger
- Through the help of her loyal cameraman, Lehihi even conducted an impromptu interview as gun shots were being fired
Sentleeng Lehihi went about her work as she would on any normal day on Monday.
This time the young female reporter was sent to Mahikeng in the North West as she covered the looting incident that took place as the Station Road shopping complex.
A fire had already been raging and wild looters were wreaking havoc when Lehihi started reporting on the incident for SABC news.
Within moments, shots could be heard and Lehihi confirmed that police officers were shooting rubber bullets to disperse the crowd of looters.
Rather than run away from the danger, Lehihi and her cameraman approached the unruly scene and gave a first-hand account.
The brave reporter even had the composure to stop one of the fleeing men and conducted an impromptu interview as gun shots kept ringing.
Briefly.co.za noted the overwhelming response via social media as hundreds of South Africans praised Lehihi and her cameraman for their bravery in the face of adversity.
Marang setshwaelo (@marangdream) was left in awe:
"This is EXCELLENT reportage from reporter on the ground, Sentleeng Lehihi. SKILLZ ON FLEEK! Precise reporting of events as they unfolded in real time, nimble engagement with news makers on the ground, & concise, accurate Setswana translation."
Twitter user (@Sechaba_LARGE) added,
"Her name is Sentleeng Lehihi. She did the damn thing. This was great television."
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