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Mark Batchelor Biography
Mark Batchelor was a South African former soccer player for the Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs striker. He was also an analyst and a TV presenter. He was shot and killed on July 15, 2019 in a suspected hit near his home in Johannesburg.
Mark Batchelor Age
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Mark Batchelor Wife
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Mark Batchelor Football Career
Batchelor was a former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs striker. He is best remembered for being part of the Pirates team that won the African Champions League tournament in 1995.
Mark Batchelor Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius is a former Paralympian who was accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013. Batchelor turned to the media reports doubting the hero image sold to the public about Oscar.
Batchelor claimed that Oscar carried a gun everywhere and claimed that he had seen him control women.
“The man I heard on the phone is a different man from the image given out there. He carries a gun everywhere and I have seen him be controlling to women.”
It is alleged that after Oscar returned from the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London, where he had made history as the first amputee to compete in the Olympics, reaching the semifinals of the able-bodied 400 meters, he confronted a famous TV producer who he alleged might have talked to his then-girlfriend Samantha Taylor during his absence.
Oscar confronted the TV producer at an auto racetrack, the producer asked for Batchelor’s help in asking mutual friends to ask Pistorius to decompress. According to the Star, Pistorius called Batchelor; “He called me ‘boy’ and said he wanted to clear the air, saying he had heard I had a problem with him. I told him he can’t go around threatening people. He said he wasn’t afraid of me and the phone cut.”
In a subsequent conversation, Batchelor told NBC months later, Pistorius threatened to “break your [expletive] legs,” then laughed it off.
Mark Batchelor Shot Dead – Mark Batchelor Killed
On July 15, 2019 Mark was shot and killed in a suspected hit near his home in Johannesburg. According to Col Lungelo Dlamini, the police spokesperson, two men on a motorcycle shot Batchelor “before he could drive into his premises at Olivedale after 6pm”.
The police spokesperson added that he was shot through the window several times and died at the scene. He also said the motive of the attack was unknown.
“He was shot through the window several times and died at the scene. The motive for the attack is unknown at this stage as nothing was taken. No suspects have been identified.”
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
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.
Pollen Ndlanya, who played with Batchelor told the Sowetan Live that Batchelor was a dedicated player who always wanted to help the club to win silverware.
“He always redouble his efforts at training and during matches. He made an invaluable contribution to football and always give young players advice. People misunderstood him for being arrogant because of his outspokenness. Yes, he was short-tempered but that didn’t make him to be arrogant. He would also question the coach if he’s not given game time. But again he wasn’t arrogant. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Steve Lekoelea, who played with Batchelor at Pirates, also acknowledged Batchelor’s commitment as a player;
“He was a player who was always looking forward to the next training session. He wanted to win, and losing was not part of his vocabulary. He always wanted to perfect his game and he was a team player. I’m devastated by his passing away.”