Cape Town – M-Net’s Carte Blanche, where Johann Botha (53) was a producer, has issued a statement following the brutal death of the well-known TV presenter and producer who was shot and killed on Wednesday evening during a Jeppestown robbery at the Zebra Inn.
"M-Net's Carte Blanche team is devastated by the loss of Johann Botha, one of our finest producers," says George Mazarakis, Carte Blanche executive producer.
"Johann was immensely talented and had a depth and breadth of experience which makes him simply irreplaceable".
"Johann was a brave, creative investigative journalist with a kind and gentle nature.He could executive stories on the Johannesburg billing crisis – his most recent report – with as much ease as a piece on the penguins of Betty's Bay; he was comfortable reporting on politics or the arts".
"His loss is a loss for the entire broadcasting industry and he will be sorely missed," says Mazarakis.
"We are outraged that yet again, a precious life has been lost to the scourge of crime. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and his friends."