South African former footballer Marc Batchelor has been shot dead near his home in Johannesburg.

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

A police spokesman Colonel Lungelo Dlamini told SABC that,”he was attacked by two men who were driving a motorbike as he was about to drive into his premises, the suspects shot several times at him.”

Dlamini added: “He died inside the car and they drove away without taking anything. At this stage, we are still investigating what the motive for the attack was and these suspects have not yet been identified.”

Dlamini also told the media that Batchelor was travelling with a gardener, who was unharmed.