Former player Mark Batchelor murdered in apparent hit

JOHANNESBURG – Police have confirmed that they are investigating a case of murder after the shooting of former footballer Mark Batchelor.

Batchelor was gunned down in Bryanston, Johannesburg on Monday evening. His brother, Warren Batchelor rushed to the scene after receiving the news.

According to police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini, the man was driving with his gardener when he was attacked at around 18:00 by two men who were on motorbikes.

“He was shot through the window several times and died at the scene,” Dlamini said.

The motive for the attack is unknown at this stage.

According to News24, alleged underworld kingpin, Nafiz Modack, who was an associate to the former soccer star said he was a family man and not one for “war”.

“My comment [to] those who shot him [is they] should be afraid, very afraid. I know who was after him,” he said

No suspects have been arrested.

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