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15 years each for 2 men who robbed SABC crew

SABC journalist Vuyo Mvoko and his crew were preparing to do a live crossing when they were robbed.

A screengrab shows two men that mugged the SABC news crew while preparing to go live on air outside Milpark Hospital on 10 March 2015.

Editor's note: Please note this story was first published on 6 June 2016, on the day the two men were convicted. It has since became part of a discussion linked to Oscar Pistorius's six-year sentence for murdering Reeva Steenkamp. Thus, we have reposted it to our social media platforms.

JOHANNESBURG - The two men convicted of robbing an South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news crew at gunpoint during a live broadcast outside Milpark Hospital have been sentenced to 15 years each in prison.

SABC journalist Vuyo Mvoko was preparing to do a live crossing last year when the pair approached him and his crew and robbed them live on air.

WATCH: Vuyo Mvoko mugged in full view of SABC cameras.

The NPA's Phindi Louw said, "I can confirm that the two men accused of robbing the SABC crew in Milpark were sentenced to 15 years today in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court. We are satisfied as the NPA and believe that the sentence is appropriate to the seriousness of the crime committed."