Marc Batchelor: fast fists and curious company

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Marc Batchelor: fast fists and curious company

He made a name for himself on the soccer pitch, but he'll be remembered for making headlines for the wrong reasons

Jeff Wicks, Aron Hyman and Nick Said

Murdered soccer star Marc Batchelor will be held in memory not only for his sporting prowess, but for his capacity for violence and holding court with questionable company.

The former Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns striker met a violent end near his home in Olivedale, Johannesburg, brought down in a spray of gunfire by motorcycle-borne assassins.

He spent his final moments slumped over in the seat of his car, a tight cluster of bullet holes in the window lending some insight into the triggerman’s deadly intent...

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