Corrie Sanders' killers barbarians - mayor

2012-09-24 16:21
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Johannesburg - The killers of former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders are "barbarians", Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele said on Monday.

"While the country mourns his death I hope the barbarians who did this are locked up as soon as possible and get to face the full might of the law," Gungubele said in a statement.

He extended his condolences to Sanders' family, friends and colleagues.

Sanders was at Thatch Haven Country Lodge in Brits, North West, on Saturday night, when gunmen burst in. The men fired shots at random, wounding Sanders in the hand and stomach.

He died in Kalafong Hospital on Sunday.

Sanders won the World Boxing Organisation's heavyweight title in March 2003 by dropping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitsckho in the second round in Hanover, Germany. He retired five years later.
- SAPA
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