By: Mogotladi Makgato

Former Bafana bafana, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs soccer player, Marc Batchelor has been shot dead in Bryanston North of Johannesburg last night in an alleged hit.

Police spokesperson colonel Lungelo Dlamini said Batchelor was driving home with his gardener before 6-pm on Monday evening when two motorcyclists approached his white BMW and shot several times.

” He was shot through the window several times and died on the scene. The motive for the attack is unknown at this stage as nothing was taken. No suspects have been identified.” The gardener managed to flee from the scene unharmed.

Condolences started pouring out to his family soon after the sad news of his passing broke. Many recalled him from the Oscar Pistorius case. Batchelor was a witness during Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial.

Batchelor began his football career in 1990, in USA. He also served as a sports analyst for Super sports until 2007. He also represented SuperSport United, Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows.