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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#JohannBotha was shot and killed at a bar in the Maboneng precinct during an armed robbery last night. The owner of the bar also killed.
— Anton Meijer (@antonnies) June 8, 2017
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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