Cape Town – As rain and fire caused devastation across South Africa, it was also a sad day on the local entertainment news front as crime dominated the headlines.
Local TV presenter and producer, Johann Botha was shot dead in a robbery in the Maboneng Precinct on Wednesday night.
On the same evening Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters escaped an attempted hijacking on Jan Smuts Avenue in Hyde Park.
Here are the stories that made headlines today:
50/50 presenter killed in robbery
Johann Botha presenter of the long-running wildlife show 50/50 on SABC2 died after being shot during a robbery at a bar at the Maboneng Precinct on Wednesday night at 19:30. (Read more here)
Tributes pour in for TV presenter and producer Johann Botha
Celebrities, friends and colleagues paid tribute to Johann Botha on social media after the news broke that the presenter died after he was shot during a robbery. (Read more here)
Miss SA 'safe and unharmed' after hijacking ordeal
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters narrowly escaped a hijacking after she was approached by three men on Jan Smuts Avenue in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. (Read more here)