"The crew was robbed of its broadcast equipment, and the matter has been reported to the police. The SABC condemns the attack on its journalists, and has further noted recent events where its crews have been attacked while covering stories.
"As our journalists continue to cover political campaigns across the country ahead of the May election, the SABC urges the public to allow them to do their work without any interruption, intimidation and harm," Mthembu said.
SABC journalists have in recent years fallen prey to thugs. Two men were each sentenced to 15 years after they robbed an SABC news crew while they were broadcasting live outside Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg in March 2015.
In November, an unidentified woman was caught by CCTV footage stealing an SABC camera at the venue of the state capture inquiry in Parktown, Johannesburg.