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.
South Africans are paying tribute to Botha on social media.
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