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South Africa mourns Former Footballer Marc Batchelor who was Shot Dead in Front of His House

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Condolences have been pouring in on social media following former South African footballer Marc Batchelor‘s killing in front of his house in Olivedale, Johannesburg at about 6pm on Monday.

Batchelor, who also represented South Africa internationally, is said to have been killed by two gunmen on a motorbike.

Photos circulating on social media show multiple shots were fired through the window of the car he was riding in.

Batchelor was riding with his gardener when the gunmen opened fire.

The football star’s brother, Warren Batchelor said: “There is one thing that can sum up my brother in a nutshell and that was his last moments on earth. He had his gardener with him that he loved and adored, and who cared for him and his dog.

“The dog was in the backseat when the motorbike pulled up next to him. Marc’s first reaction when shots started to fire was to instruct his gardener to get down. His first concern was for him,” Warren told SABC.

Police spokesperson, Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said: “Police are investigating a murder case after a former soccer player, Marc Bachelor was attacked by two men driving a motorbike in Olivedale outside his house. He was shot several times and died inside his vehicle.”

“The suspects then drove away without taking anything. The motive for the attack is still unknown. No one has been arrested,” Dlamini added.

Batchelor played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows, before moving to TV punditry following his retirement.

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