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US NewsEx-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home

04:35  16 july  2019
04:35  16 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

British war hero who was murdered defending lepers in Africa is on the road to sainthood after Vatican begins process to bestow the honour on him

British war hero who was murdered defending lepers in Africa is on the road to sainthood after Vatican begins process to bestow the honour on him British war hero John Bradburne became a missionary and was murdered defending lepers in Africa. He was yesterday put on the road to sainthood by the Vatican. John Bradburne, 58, pictured, was shot in the back and dumped by a roadside in 1979 after he refused to abandon a leper colony during Zimbabwe’s civil war. The Vatican has issued a formal decree to begin a process that will conclude with his recognition as a saint. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Vatican has issued a formal decree to begin a process that will conclude with his recognition as a saint.

Oscar Pistorius arriving for sentencing in Pretoria, South Africa , on Wednesday. Marius du Toit, a criminal defense lawyer, former prosecutor and judge who has closely followed the trial That night, Mr. Pistorius shot Ms. Steenkamp through the locked door of a bathroom in his apartment in a gated

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Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home In this June 15, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after his sentencing proceedings. South African media are reporting that Olympian Oscar Pistorius is appealing his recently lengthened prison sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Broadcaster EWN reports that Pistorius filed an application to the Constitutional Court on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

A former South African football star who was told by Oscar Pistorius would 'break his legs' in a row over a woman, has been shot and killed outside his home in a suspected hit.

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LONDON — South Africa ’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday more than doubled the sentence imposed by a lower court on Oscar Pistorius , a double-amputee Olympic sprinter convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his home in February 2013.

The paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder after his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was fatally shot in his home in Pretoria In a 2012 interview with The New York Times Magazine, Oscar Pistorius said that he owned a 9-millimeter pistol and that he had wielded it once in

File video: Pistorius' prison sentence more than doubles (Reuters)

Police said they have opened a murder investigation after Mark Batchelor was gunned down as he was driving into his home in Olivedale, Johannesburg, at around 6pm.

Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Police investigating the shooting of football star Mark Batchelor, who was shot outside his home

Batchelor was shot through the window of his car by two men riding motorbikes, police added.

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Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home
Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home

Pictures being circulated on social media show the bullet-riddled windshield of Mr Batchelor's vehicle.

Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictures being circulated on social media show the bullet-riddled windshield of Mr Batchelor's vehicle

The former Kaizer Chiefs player died at the scene. The motive for the attack is not known.

Mr Batchelor has previously claimed the athlete once threatened to break his legs after believing he had slept with his then girlfriend Samantha Taylor.

Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pistorius shot dead Reeva Steenkamp (pictured) in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013 when he fired four times through the locked door of his bedroom toilet, later saying that he thought she was an intruder

The former striker, was present during Mr Pistiorius trial where he was convicted of culpable homicide - the equivalent of manslaughter - in 2014, but his conviction was upgraded to murder on appeal.

Batchelor would regularly sit with Steenkamp's family during proceedings.

Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mark Batchelor (pictured left) looks on as South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (pictured right) walks past on day four of sentencing procedures at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, on 16 October 2014

Pistorius shot dead Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013 when he fired four times through the locked door of his bedroom toilet, later saying that he thought she was an intruder.

Former striker Mr Batchelor played for a number of clubs in South Africa , including Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Ex-South Africa football star is assassinated: Former player whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break in a row over a woman is shot dead by two hitmen at his home © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former football player Mark Batchelor, who was in court at the Oscar Pistorius case, on October 12, 2014. He previously claimed Pistorius had threatened to break his legs in a dispute over a woman

He is perhaps best remembered for being part of the Pirates team that won the African Champions League tournament in 1995.


Elderly man who lay dead in his Cork home for seven months named as 85-year-old Ritchie Scanlan.
Neighbours described Mr Scanlan as a quiet man who was well liked but “kept himself to himself” , Cork Beo reports. His body was taken to Cork University Hospital where a post mortem examination will now be carried out however Gardai said that his death is not being treated as suspicious. He is survived by his sister Joan, sister-in law Pauline and his extended family. Mr Scanlan will be reposing at Coburg Street Funeral home at 6pm on Tuesday evening and his funeral mass will take place at 11am on Wednesday at the Church of The Annunciation, Blackpool.

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