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Former Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns football player, Marc Batchelor has been shot dead near his home in Johannesburg.

Marc Batchelor

The South African former footballer was known as a rival to Oscar Pistorius.

A police spokesman, Col Lungelo Dlamini  said “he was attacked by two men who were driving a motorbike. He was about to drive into his premises. The suspects shot several times at him.”

Dlamini added: “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.”

Dlamini also said Batchelor was travelling with a gardener, who was unharmed.

“I am shocked to learn about the passing of former Kaizer Chiefs player Marc Batchelor,” said the club’s chairman Kaizer Motaung.

“On behalf of Kaizer Chiefs, I wish to express my deepest heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and the football fraternity. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

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