CAPE TOWN - Social media is buzzing around an incident involving eNCA reporter, Athi Mtongana.
Her live broadcast was interrupted by a passer-by.
Gender activists and other public figures have expressed outrage and condemn what they call men's entitlement to women's bodies.
what a nerve! We have just witness a crime. I can't believe ppl laugh at this— abner letsele (@abnerletsele) October 24, 2017
how do stay so calm & focused when a stranger out of nowhere hugging you, while on duty?— Sam Makgoshing (@Sam_Makgoshing) October 24, 2017
Horrible,I hope they reported a case so that he learns it's wrong,either this guy is mental or ignorant.I can never touch strangers that way— Cash (@Caswell_Phasha) October 24, 2017
Others have commended Mtongana for maintaining her composure in a difficult situation.
She loves her job. She dealt with the situation in a very calm manner and most of all continued— Sir Kay (@iKay_Mo) October 24, 2017
Great journalism, some journos can let a lot from you mama, well done. No fear, No favour— asandabrown (@number_1_sport) October 24, 2017
Gotta love and understand our people regardless. I love how Athi handled it— Lunga Felane (@TheeFela) October 24, 2017