Former South African footballer shot dead

South African former footballer Marc Batchelor has been shot dead near his home in Johannesburg.

Batchelor played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa.

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

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

Images of Batchelor’s bullet-riddled car have gone viral on social media, with the murder appearing to have all the hallmarks of a professional hit. Nothing was stolen and Batchelor’s gun was in the car.

Members of the soccer fraternity, those who knew Batchelor and fans have expressed their shock and sadness over the murder.

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