Tip-off led to arrests in Sanders case

2012-09-27 14:43
Corrie Sanders. Picture: Joyrene Kramer

Corrie Sanders. Picture: Joyrene Kramer

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Johannesburg - North West police said on Thursday that a tip-off had led to the arrest of three men for the murder of former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders.

Police received a tip-off which led them to arrest two men in the Oukasie informal settlement, near Brits at around 10:00, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

While there, police recovered a cellular phone, vehicle key, purse and cash believed to have been stolen during the robbery in which Sanders was shot on Saturday.

"Police then went to a second address and a third suspect was arrested," Ngubane said.

A handbag, also thought to have been stolen in the robbery, was recovered.

He said the men would appear in Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday.

They were Zimbabweans: one aged 19 and the other two aged 20.


The provincial commissioner of the North West, Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo, congratulated the members of Brits detectives on a job done well. She also encouraged the community to assist the police by reporting any criminal activities.

Sanders was at the Thatch Haven Country Lodge in Brits on Saturday evening when armed robbers entered and began firing shots at random.

Sanders was hit in the hand and stomach and died in the Kalafong hospital on Sunday.

He 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.

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