Marc Batchelor shot dead – South African football star murdered in Johannesburg

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Football Star, Marc Batchelor shot dead in South Africa


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Former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs player, Batchelor was gunned down in his car outside of his home in the Olivedale suburb of the South African capital, Johannesburg.

Batchelor’s assailants are reported to have pulled up alongside his car on the back of motorcycles before opening fire on the driver’s side, with up to four suspects being hunted by police as part of a newly-opened murder investigation. 

Pictures from the scene reportedly showed Batchelor’s car peppered with bullet holes, with the motive remaining unclear. 

“He was attacked by two men who were driving a motorbike,” a police spokesman Col Lungelo Dlamini told South African Broadcasting Corporation.

“He was about to drive into his premises. The suspects shot several times at him.”

“He died inside the car and they drove away without taking anything.

“At this stage, we are still investigating what the motive for the attack was and these suspects have not yet been identified.”

A gardener was travelling alongside Batchelor, yet escaped unharmed.


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