Condolences have started to pour in for former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs striker Marc Batchelor who was shot dead on Monday night.
Batchelor, who also played for Bidvest Wits, Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United and Moroka Swallows during his career, was gunned down in an apparent hit outside his home in Olivedale, Randburg.
Pirates led the messages of tribute to the Batchelor family.
“Orlando Pirates Football Club is saddened by the news of the passing of former striker Marc Batchelor who was shot in Johannesburg last night.
“From all of us at Orlando Pirates Football Club, we convey our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Batchelor family and pledge our profound moral support,” read the Pirates statement on the club’s website.
Phakaaathi would like to extend our deepest and sincere condolences to the Batchelor family and friends during this difficult period.
"I am shocked to learn about the passing of former Kaizer Chiefs player Marc Batchelor. 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" – Kaizer Motaung pic.twitter.com/m3kqReIiG9
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) 16 July 2019
The club is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former footballer, Marc Batchelor.
— Maritzburg United FC (@MaritzburgUtd) 16 July 2019
Farewell, Marc ????
— AmaZulu FC (@AmaZuluFootball) 16 July 2019
— Lamontville Golden Arrows FC (@goldenarrowsfc1) 16 July 2019
Our deepest condolences to the families, friends and football fraternity for the sad loss of former @BafanaBafana @SuperSportFC @orlandopirates @KaizerChiefs @Masandawana and @Moroka_Swallows player Marc Batchelor. May his soul rest in peace ???? #RIPMarcBatchelor pic.twitter.com/KEfvRX5o2i
— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) 16 July 2019
Ajax Cape Town would like to send out our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim
As news comes that a former South African footballer was shot dead tonight. ????
— Ajax Cape Town (@ajaxcapetown) 15 July 2019
Rest in peace Marc Batchelor. Shocking news revealed about the former Khosi man. ❤️✌???? pic.twitter.com/fQJ3v0mcDQ
— Amakhosi 4 LIVE (@amakhosi4live) 15 July 2019
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