A Wits Vuvuzela journalist was mugged at Wits on Wednesday night after the Orlando Pirates vs. Bidvest Wits soccer match.
The journalist, who asked not to be named, said he was in the Wits parking lot behind the stadium when he was approached by two men in Orlando Pirate shirts.
“I was on my way to my car…there were not a lot of people there at all and it was dark,” he said.
The men demanded that he hand over his valuables. At the time he was in possession of his car keys, cellphone and a camera.
“I wasn’t sure if they were armed and I didn’t want to get aggressive so I just gave them what they wanted,” he said.
[pullquote]“I wasn’t sure if they were armed and I didn’t want to get aggressive so I just gave them what they wanted[/pullquote]
He handed over his phone and managed to get away before they could get the other items.
He then ran back to the stadium to ask the on-duty police for help, “they tried [to help] but they told me there was nothing they could really do because there were so many people,” he said.
Over the past few weeks there has been a surge of crime in and around Wits campus. Last week Wits Vuvuzela reported three attempted kidnappings outside Main campus in Braamfontein.
Students are urged to be careful and vigilant especially when walking or driving alone at night.