Retraction and apology following I’Langa theft video

On September 10, 2018, Mpumalanga News published a report on its website titled “WATCH: Women caught on camera stealing at I’Langa Mall store.” The story stated that two women were captured on camera in the mall’s MUD studio while stealing a cell phone.
The women reportedly got into a grey Nissan Juke and left the scene. The publication, after referring to a Facebook allegation on the vehicle’s ownership, reported that the vehicle belonged to Lerato Modisane from Kempton Park. This was, however, untrue. Modisane was not involved in the incident at all.
Mpumalanga News retracts the statement and apologises for any harm caused.

Original article:

On Saturday, two women walked into MUD Studio and took a cellphone belonging to one of the employees on the counter.

A video later circulated on social media after it was posted and shared.

VIDEO: The video has been removed from social media

Yesterday we had a really unfortunate incident at MUD Studio Mbombela, at Ilanga Mall. Two women came into the studio just to steal Lebogang Charlene phone which she had placed on the counter. Unfortunately for them we have a ZERO TOLERANCE for theft at the studio. I’ve invested in 4 cameras making it impossible to steal anything without being captured on camera. We need this phone back and we need to fix our country!! Please share this video and help us find the thiefs!! Please send us their details.

Posted by Mash Mokgatle on Saturday, 8 September 2018

Their vehicle, a grey Nissan Juke was spotted at the mall’s parking lot near Mugg and Bean. It was revealed this morning by a Facebook user that the car is registered in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

This is a developing story, more information will follow.

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Yoliswa Hlatshwayo
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