Former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs striker. Mark Batchelor, was assassinated outside his home in Johannesburg this evening Monday July 15th.
South African police spokesperson, Col Lungelo Dlamini, who confirmed the incident, said two men on a motorcycle shot Batchelor, who also played for Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows, “before he could drive into his premises at Olivedale after 6pm”.
“Police are investigating a murder case after a former soccer player, Mark Bachelor was attacked by two men driving a motorbike in Olivedale outside his house. He was shot several times and died inside his vehicle. The suspects then drove away without taking anything. The motive for the attack is still unknown. No one has been arrested.
The suspects then drove away without taking anything. The motive for the attack is still unknown. No one has been arrested.” Dlamini said
Pictures of the scene show at least seven bullet holes in the car’s window, and at least one other bullet hole in the driver’s door panel.