Former South African footballer Marc Batchelor shot dead

Former soccer player Mark Batchelor (2nd f L) attends the ongoing murder trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, Tuesday, 8 April 2014. No media coverage except audio is allowed while Pistorius is testifying. Pistorius stands trial for the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. Picture: Masi Losi/Pretoria News/Pool

Police in Johannesburg are searching for at least two gunmen who shot and killed former South African footballer Marc Batchelor near his home.

Marc Batchelor (on the left)) seen during his playing days

“He was attacked by two men who were driving a motorbike,” police spokesman Col Lungelo Dlamini told the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Police say the ambush took place Monday night as Batchelor drove into his home.

“He died inside the car and they drove away without taking anything,” Col. Dlamini said.

Police interviewed the gardener who was with Batchelor and also appealing to anyone who might have information on this incident to contact them. At the moment police do not have a motive. The gardener was not hurt during the incident.

Batchelor played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa.

Chiefs chairman, Kaizer Motaung expressed shock upon learning of Batchelor’s death.

“On behalf of Kaizer Chiefs, I wish to express my deepest heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and the football fraternity. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”