South African legend Mark Batchelor shot dead

Former Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana star and TV presenter Marc Batchelor

Former South African soccer player Marc Batchelor was shot dead outside his home in Johannesburg on Monday, local media reported on Tuesday.

Tragedy hit the streets of South Africa on Monday afternoon when the police announced in a statement that Mark Batchelor's body had been found inside his vehicle.

Batchelor is one of the few players to have played for both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. He was driving to his house [when] he was attacked by two men on a motorbike.

Police, who are yet to figure out the motive for the cold-blooded killing, said they were looking for two suspects, who were seen fleeing the scene after they shot him several times. The suspects drove away without taking anything.

Batchelor's brother said: "No one deserves to die in that manner, and that's my brother that was laying in that auto and".

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Marc Batchelor and Naas Botha during day 1 of the 2011 MTN SuperSport Shootout from Simola Golf and Country Estate on May 13 2011 in Knysna, South Africa.

Police have confirmed that they are now investigating the matter.

He is perhaps best remembered for being part of the Pirates team that won the African Champions League tournament in 1995.

He had a long-running feud with Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of murdering Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Dlamini also told eNCA news Batchelor was travelling with a gardener, who was unharmed.

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