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Hunt still on for Sanders' killers

2012-09-26 16:22

Johannesburg - No arrests have been made following the murder of former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders, North West police said on Wednesday.

"The investigation is still ongoing," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

Sanders, 46, was at the Thatch Haven Country Lodge, in Brits, on Saturday celebrating his nephew's 21st birthday when armed men arrived and randomly fired shots.

Sanders, who was shot in the hand and stomach, died at the Kalafong Hospital on Sunday.

The gunmen apparently took several personal belongings from restaurant patrons.

Sanders, who was nicknamed "The Sniper' in his fighting days, was one of South Africa's most successful boxers.

He won the WBO title and held his own against some of the most respected boxers in the world.

The heavyweight southpaw, who was trained by Harold Volbrecht, fought 46 times in his professional career, losing only four bouts.

Comments
  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-09-26 17:17

    Condolences to the Family. These Criminals along with all other forms of crime are not required here in RSA.

      Mandy Casey - 2012-09-26 18:51

      Agreed , throw the book at them once caught. Starting to worry now that the police may have no leads.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-09-26 19:57

    Carry on hunting for them,find them and torture them in front of the whole world.

  • mcmwax.chinsolo - 2012-10-01 13:42

    Didnt I read a few days ago that three men were arrested near Brits and had Corrie's cellphone and car keys?

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