Former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana midfielder Helman Mkhalele has expressed his sadness following the death of his former teammate Marc Batchelor.

The former soccer player and TV presenter was shot dead by unknown assailants outside his home in Johannesburg.

Two men on a motorbike allegedly shot Batchelor as he turned into the driveway of his home in Olivedale on Monday evening. The reason for the shooting is still unclear.

Mkhalele says what saddens him the most is that Batchelor died in gun violence.