‘Batchelor was my bud’: arrested PI breaks his silence

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‘Batchelor was my bud’: arrested PI breaks his silence

Investigator claims soccer hero came to him for help, as mourners say 'Batch' was trying to get off a bad path

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The Johannesburg private investigator arrested in connection with the alleged theft of the cellphone of slain soccer hero turned “bad boy” debt collector Marc Batchelor, has broken his silence.

Gene Kotton, speaking to Times Select on the fringes of Batchelor’s funeral in Midrand on Thursday, slammed his arrest, which he described as “sickening”.

“My lawyers are preparing to litigate against the police for what they did to me. Marc was one of my best mates. He had come to me for [financial] help when those who were closest to him had abandoned him. Why would I do anything to harm the investigation into his death?” he said...

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