Delay in Sanders murder trial

2012-10-08 21:42

Pretoria - Three men accused of murdering former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders made a second appearance in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"The matter has been postponed until 22 October," National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Medupe Simasiku said.

A Legal Aid lawyer needed to be appointed for one of them. The three remained in custody.

Paida Fish, 19, Samuel Mabena, 27, and Chris Moyo, 25, each face a count of murder and three charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances.

They were arrested in the Oukasie informal settlement, near Brits, on 27 September after police received a tip off.

Police recovered a cellphone, vehicle keys, a purse, a handbag, and cash believed to have been stolen during the robbery in which Sanders was shot on September 22.

"Police then went to a second address and a third suspect was arrested," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said after the arrest.

The three men are Zimbabweans.

Sanders was at the Thatch Haven Country Lodge, in Brits, when armed robbers entered and began firing shots at random. Sanders was hit in the hand and stomach and died in the Kalafong hospital the next day.

The three first appeared in court on 1 October, when the matter was postponed for further investigation.

Mabena appeared in court on the same day in connection with the murder of farmer Mauritz Oberholzer near Brits on 5 September.

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.

  • - 2012-10-08 22:07

    "Police recovered a cellphone, vehicle keys, a purse, a handbag, and cash believed to have been stolen during the robbery in which Sanders was shot on September 22." Enough evidence for me. Let Corrie's buddies "take them for a walk"!!!!! End of case.

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-08 22:09

    Thank you to the conscientious citizen who led the cops to these thugs. They are heartless and deserve no mercy, they went in there to kill and rob and succeeded in their objective. I hope the police have their dockets and the evidence under lock and key - please don't let them get off without punishment!

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-10-08 22:11

    when I said Zimbabweans were bringing crime here people didnt believe me.

  • - 2012-10-09 00:20

    If one of the killers appeared in court for another murder as well, it means he was out on bail? Really? Our justice system is a pathetic joke.

      Tebogo Sbibo Kgopa - 2012-10-09 05:16

      It cud also mean the weapon he used on the Sanders was connected to the farm killing and him alone was charged for it.

      tony.angel.3975 - 2012-10-09 09:58


  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-10-09 06:51

    The Zimbos have invaded our country. Let's retaliate and invade ZiM. Pehaps we can fix Mugabe in te process. Ooops, sorry, forgot the conditioning of the SANDF.we'll lose. Let's just kill them.

  • ntumbane.jones.7 - 2012-10-09 07:02

    Lets not demonstrate a xenophobic mind but concentrate on the root of the problem.How can we curb crime especially violent crime where human lives are lost. Oukasie is one dangerous informal settlement, Alexander is far much better but there`s no police station there.Police visibility, stop and search operations are more tactics that must be applied to curb crime in these areas.The Police Station is in Brits which is another 15 minutes drive. - 2012-10-09 08:35

      Why do we tolerate criminals from other countries? We should be sending very powerful messages to would-be criminals that they will be dealt with most severely if they come here to commit crime. Right now, the welcome mat is down ...

  • tony.angel.3975 - 2012-10-09 09:49

    I agree Marlene!!

  • sesom - 2012-11-14 08:19

    Why waste the courts time... HANG THESE BASTARDS NOW...

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