Mark Batchelor Biography – Mark Batchelor Wiki
Marc Batchelor was a South African soccer player. He played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana before moving into TV punditry following his retirement from the game.
Marc Batchelor Football Career
He played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, Moroka Swallows, and the South African national soccer team, Bafana Bafana.
Mark Batchelor Death
Batchelor was shot dead on July 15, 2019 near his home in Olivedale, Johannesburg. According to police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini, “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.”
Former Bafana Bafana player Mark Batchelor has been shot dead in Johannesburg. Police are at the scene. The motive remains unclear. But initial indications are it appears to be a professional hit. pic.twitter.com/urV3J8vyKx
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) July 15, 2019
Mark Batchelor Oscar Pistorius
Batchelor had previously feuded with Oscar Pistorius before the Paralympian was jailed for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The ex-footballer claimed “blade runner” Pistorius threatened to break his legs after believing he had slept with his then-girlfriend Samantha Taylor.
Batchelor attended Pistorius’ initial trial in 2014 which ended with the athlete being convicted of culpable homicide. The conviction was later upgraded to murder on appeal. Batchelor regularly sat with Ms Steenkamp’s family during the historic trial.