Ex-footballer Marc Batchelor killed in apparent hit

Image of bullet-riddled car window shared on social media

Image of bullet-riddled car window shared on social media

His brother, Warren Batchelor rushed to the scene after receiving the news.

The former footballer was gunned down in Olivedale in what appears to have been a hit.

Mr Batchelor found fame playing for teams including Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Malmelodi Sundowns in South Africa.

"He was driving to his house and he was accosted by two guys on a motorcycle", police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini told AFP.

"He died in his vehicle and nothing was taken".

"My brother had a colourful character and he was talented", lamented Warren.

Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza recalled Batchelor as a "hero" for his role in the CAF Champions League final in 1995 when the club defeated Asec Mimosas.

Michelle Paine, a family friend said it was unbelievable and what they did to Marc was unfair.

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

"He was a player who was always looking forward to the next training session".

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.

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung says he was "shocked" to learn of the death of former striker Marc Batchelor.