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No arrest in Sanders murder

2012-09-25 11:29

Johannesburg - North West police were still searching on Tuesday for the killers of former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders.

"No arrests have been made. Police are busy investigating the case," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

The 46-year-old Sanders 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 on the global stage.

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 career, losing only four bouts.

Comments
  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-25 11:36

    Only because he is well known , If it was me or you our family would be lucky to receive a case number !

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-25 11:50

      No no no. They are working around the clock. They said so. The other 42 killed on that day may have to take a bit of a back seat, but really.... I mean our speeeeer is with UN and we need to keep up appearances you know. Keep the masses quiet and do not frighten the horses.........

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-25 12:46

      Precisely, The ANC suck!

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-25 12:52

      To all the dislikes , proof me wrong , My BIL was killed 3 years ago , the SAPS does not even have a suspect or could give us an update on the case , We received a little piece of paper with a case number and that is that.

  • wt.echoridgetimes - 2012-09-25 12:13

    Terrible reporting, I have learned nothing new...

  • thethird.wors - 2012-09-25 12:27

    Well, what do you expect being FIVE THOUSAND DETECTIVES short? This while guys like Piet Byeleveld sit around doing private jobs. REALLY. . . why are guys like him not being pulled in to run training schools. Pay them well FFS.

      mattewis.kat - 2012-09-25 12:35

      Appoint and promote them on performance and not skin colour, and you may see a few successes! Why must Piet work for a corrupt ANC structure that wants him to perform on behalf of the colleagues who earn the salary on his behalf?

  • jan.engelbrecht.733 - 2012-09-25 12:47

    Welcome to anarchy, what is the rest of the world doing to stop this? Or are they waiting to buy the minerals of our country.

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-25 13:25

      Waitig till its zimbabwe , the gold and platinum will be swopped for food then.

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