8 June 2017

South Africa: TV Presenter Johann Botha Killed in Armed Robbery

Photo: Johann Botha.
Johann Botha.

Popular presenter Johann Botha was shot during a robbery at a bar in the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. The owner of the bar was also killed, according to a tweet by Pretoria FM reporter, Anton Meijer.

The tweet read: #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.

Botha was well-known for presenting the long-running wildlife show 50/50 on SABC2.

Botha was also a producer on the investigative news programme Carte Blanche and worked on KykNet's Projek Aardwolf.

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

South Africans are paying tribute to Botha on social media.

Here are some few condolence messages:

Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and heart sore fans. -  50|50 human nature‏ @5050TV

@MbalulaFikile Please restore law and order this country. We CANNOT go on like this!!!!! WE CANNOT GO ON LIKE THIS #JohannBotha  - Jaco du Plessis‏ @Jacoduplessis

One of the best shows on radio ever! RSG Tempo, met Johann Botha. RIP Johan. You will be missed. #JohannBotha - Barney Simon‏ @BarneySimon

The environment, the animals, and his close friends and family have lost a truly courageous human being. #JohannBotha -  Clive Morris Prod‏ @CMPTVee

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