50/50 producer Johann Botha killed in armed robbery
Johann Botha was killed on Wednesday night in an armed robbery at the Zebra Inn in Johannesburg's Maboneng district.
JOHANNESBURG - 50/50 presenter and Carte Blanche producer Johann Botha was killed on Wednesday night in an armed robbery at the Zebra Inn in the Maboneng district.
Botha was also a radio personality and an environmental and investigative television producer. He also worked on KykNet's Projek Aardwolf.
Carte Blanche executive producer George Mazarakis says the team is devastated.
"Johann Botha was a remarkable highly experienced television producer and presenter. He was an immensely invaluable member of the Carte Blanche team and it is a considerable loss. We're devastated."
South Africans mourned the death of Botha on social media.
Johann Botha se veelsydigheid het geen perke geken nie. Hy het in 2008 ’n Mediaveertjie gewen en is verskeie kere benoem. Rus in vrede. pic.twitter.com/WRkkfhhs2L— ATKV (@ATKVSA) June 8, 2017
Terrible news . https://t.co/ce1s0sXP6R— Arno Carstens (@ArnoCarstens) June 8, 2017
Deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Johann Botha (50/50 presenter) on his death following a shooting during a robbery. Tragic.— Karen Trendler (@Workingwild) June 8, 2017
Ekt met skok gelees dat geliefde aanbieder Johann Botha in roofpoging doodgeskiet is. Ai tog🙁 pic.twitter.com/rilcm5MPDh— Fritz Klaaste🇿🇦 (@Soundsenz) June 8, 2017