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Johan Botha Former 50/50 presenter shot and killed

Johan Botha dies - Former 50/50 presenter shot and killed 

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says four suspects entered a resturant in Maboneng and demanded cash from the owner. 

"Four suspects, three men and a woman entered the resturant, bought food and pointed a firearm at the owner and demanded cash. During the process two people were shot and killed," says Makhubele. 
He says police are investigating two cases of murder and business robbery. 
At the time of his death, Botha was working as a producer for the actuality show Carte Blanche.
He was also a radio personality and worked on KykNet's Projek Aardwolf.Botha currently worked as a producer on M-Net's Carte Blanche investigative magazine show, mostly doing environmental impact stories where he's also presented some inserts in the past.
After having studied drama, Botha started working for the SABC in 1988.

In his career Botha also worked as a SABC radio presenter on the public broadcaster's Afrikaans radio station RSG where he used to present several shows in the past, notably successful youth centred music programmes.

Since the beginning of the year he was a radio presenter at PretoriaFM of the Sunday night show, Nagmusiek.

"He had an enormous talent and a big heart," George Mazarakis, executive producer of Carte Blanche, wrote in a statement to the press.
In a Facebook post, 50/50 said: "Johann’s exuberant energy on camera and investigative journalistic insight made him a champion for the environment and his love for wildlife his seen him lauded with numerous environmental awards. The environment, the animals, and his close friends and family have lost a truly courageous human being, who made a tremendous difference to the world, that will be felt still for many years to come."
Pretoria FM also posted on their Facebook page, saying: "Johann’s death is a massive loss for the country, media and the people of South Africa. His death once again underlines the wave of violent crime that currently holds South Africa hostage."

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