Johann Botha has been remembered as “a champion for the environment” by his colleagues on TV show 50/50.
Tributes have poured in for the media personality, who was killed during at robbery in Jeppestown last night.
In addition to his show on RSG, Johann was a producer on Carte Blanche and a presenter on SABC’s 50/50.
The 50/50 team posted the following touching message on their Facebook page:
“We’ve just received the tragic news that 50|50’s longest standing presenter and series executive producer #JohannBotha was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Mobeneng last night.
“Johann’s exuberant energy on camera and investigative journalistic insight made him a champion for the environment and his love for wildlife has 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.
“Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and heart sore fans.”
Here are more touching tributes to Johann Botha:
One of the best shows on radio ever! RSG Tempo, met Johann Botha. RIP Johan. You will be missed. #JohannBotha
— Barney Simon (@BarneySimon) June 8, 2017
— Mandy Wiener (@MandyWiener) June 8, 2017
— Bobby van Jaarsveld (@bobbyvjaarsveld) June 8, 2017
— Nádine (@NadineNet) June 8, 2017