Lungile Mhango’s life is in danger after he was threatened by some men

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Lungile Mhango’s life is in danger after he was threatened by some men

Lungile Mhango's life is in danger after he was threatened by some men
Ligwalagwala FM presenter Lungile Mhango fears for her life after she was harassed and threatened with violence by a gaggle of men.

This after she interviewed one among the women who were harassed and had their skirts lifted at a cabstand in Mbombela, Mpumalanga recently.

According to a number of her colleagues, the harassment started when Lungile, who’s better referred to as S’bukubukwane, was a part of a gaggle of girls who heard about the incident and organised a march against the harassment of girls .

“After she interviewed one among the women , a gaggle of men, including taxi drivers, stormed the SABC offices where she works.

“They stood outside her studio while she was doing the show and threatened her with rape for interviewing one among the women . They banged on her wall,” said the colleague, who asked to not be named for fear of victimisation.

Another colleague said Lungile was so frightened she didn’t finish her show.

“She was shaken. We could see she was scared. The worst part is that the police did absolutely nothing to guard her. the lads threatened her with rape. She now fears for her safety and we’re also concerned about her.

“These men are against the march.”

Lungile said: “I can’t discuss that incident. It’s against company policy.”

Lungile Mhango's life is in danger after he was threatened by some men

SABC acting spokeswoman Mmoni Seapolelo said: “The SABC can confirm that there was an event during which its presenter, Ms Lungile Mhango, was threatened by a number of the individuals who were present during an interview between Ligwalagwala FM and therefore the chairperson of the taxi association regarding an event which happened at the cabstand .

“The SABC doesn’t condone any behaviour which threatens another individual.

“The behaviour meted against Ms Mhango was also condemned on-air. The SABC is providing Ms Mhango with the required support in handling this matter. It must even be noted that the SABC features a role to play in creating awareness round the issue of gender-based violence, and can still use its platforms to spread the message of ending violence against women and youngsters .”