Former South African footballer Marc Batchelor was shot flat dead in a mission that looks like a targeted killing on Monday evening. Johannesburg police said the ex-footballer met his unfortunate death as he drove home.
“He was driving to his house and he was accosted by two guys on a motorcycle,” police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said.
“They fired shots at him and he died in his vehicle and the suspects drove away without taking anything,”
“This happened outside his house in Olivedale (northern Johannesburg).”
Even Police said they don’t know the reason for which the assassination was carried out as no arrest has been made yet. Some local media entities carried photographs showing his bullet-riddled car window.
Batchelor, 49, played for the South Africa’s two largest rivals teams Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs as well as Mamelodi Sundowns, Moroka Swallows and Supersport United.
He had a long-running feud with Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius who was convicted of murdering Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Batchelor had claimed the sprinter threatened some time in the past to break his legs in a dispute over a girlfriend.