50/50 presenter killed in robbery

2017-06-08 09:03
 

Cape Town – Johann Botha presenter of the long-running wildlife show 50/50 on SABC2 has died, according to online reports.

According to RSG he was shot during a robbery at a bar at the Maboneng Precinct on Wednesday night at 19:30. 

Pretoria FM reporter, Anton Meijer tweeted that the owner of the Zebra Inn bar was also killed during the robbery.

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Meijer added that the police are currently looking for four suspects, three men and a woman, in connection with the shooting. 

Botha was also a producer on Carte Blanche. The investigative journalism television series on Thursday morning released a statement regarding the incident.

“He had an enormous talent and a big heart,” George Mazarakis, executive producer of Carte Blanche, wrote in a statement to the press.

A friend of Botha, Johan Marais, posted a touching tribute on Facebook offering his condolences to the family: "The charismatic and talented Johann Botha has been killed in a robbery. My sincere condolences to those close to him. Many of you will remember Johann from 50/50 and Aardwolf as well as a variety of radio broadcasts on classical music."

Botha was also a well-known radio presenter with an in-depth knowledge of music. 

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