SABC employee arrested in DRC

An SABC employee has been arrested in the DRC during a CAF Champions League match.

The SABC office block in Aukland Park. Picture: Tshepo Lesole/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - A South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employee has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during a CAF Champions League match.

The public broadcaster sent a technical team to the DRC to ensure a feed to broadcast the game between Orlando Pirates and TP Mazembe, but they ran into trouble when they entered the stadium with their equipment earlier.

The SABC's Kaiser Kganyago says the team was chased out of the stadium.

"We tried to get Orlando Pirates to intervene and then they were led into the stadium. However, the feed that was supposed to come out from there to South Africa was cut and we then later heard that one of our technical guys had been arrested."

He says the SABC is currently in talks with the South African embassy in the DRC and it is still unclear what charges the man will face.

Meanwhile, Pirates won the game 3-2 on aggregate.