Investigative journalist Mandy Weiner has cast doubt on a recent newspaper report which suggested soccer ace Mark Batchelor's death may have been linked to a missing stash of cocaine.
The Sunday Times claimed police are looking at a possible connection between Batchelor's murder outside his home in Olivedale last week and the theft of the drug.
While Weiner says it is one of a number of theories, she admits that his links to the criminal fraternity could have put him at risk.
There's a lot of people that may have wanted him dead.— Mandy Wiener, Journalist and Author of 'Ministry of Crime'
Batchelor was fatally shot while in his BMW SUV outside his North Johannesburg home last Monday night.
The suspects escaped on two motorbikes.
The Sunday Times also reported that police looking into the death of a Serbian national killed in a similar style hit are investigating connections between the murders.
The obvious assumption was that the same person who had killed these Serbians maybe killed him (Batchelor).— Mandy Wiener, Journalist and Author of 'Ministry of Crime'
There was also a newspaper report about an Israeli businessman who he owed R3.5 million to.— Mandy Wiener, Journalist and Author of 'Ministry of Crime'
A memorial for the former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker will take place on Friday.
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