SA boxing champ shot at restaurant

2012-09-23 08:21

Pretoria - Former heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders was shot during an armed robbery at a restaurant near Brits.

Rapport reported that Sanders was shot in the stomach and later died of his injuries.

Kallie Kriel of AfriForum happened to be at the Thatch Haven restaurant at the same time and told how his son came running to tell him that shots had been fired.

Kriel found Sanders lying outside on the ground.

“The man was in a lot of pain.”

Kriel said the robbers had apparently stolen wallets and cellphones from revellers at a 21st birthday party.

A police spokesperson confirmed the robbery and said a man had been shot.

  • mjwild - 2012-09-23 08:28

    RIP Corrie, you will always be a champ. Time to bring back the death sentence.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-23 08:36

      Is this your Ubunthu Zipper?

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-23 08:36

      Is this your Ubunthu Zipper?

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-09-23 08:52

      Where is that latest crime stat? I remember reading all the stats except never found the one which mentions crime committed by race. Or am i now being racist?

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-09-23 08:52

      Where is that latest crime stat? I remember reading all the stats except never found the one which mentions crime committed by race. Or am i now being racist?

      Forest Gump - 2012-09-23 09:02

      i havent ever watched any of his matches but i do know who he is cause of his sporting achievements an its heartbreaking that such a man dies in such a sickening way:-(

      slick.hounder - 2012-09-23 10:01

      There is only one no truer quote to make that befits this most sad tragic time. "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING,WE SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM" RIP, BUDDY.

      ian.teall - 2012-09-23 10:26

      Fortunately, according to the "statistics", murder is on the decline, so only 14700 people will be murdered in SA this year instead of 15000. Wow, what a relief, now we can all sell our guns, switch off the electric fences, cancel the expensive armed response units, and not have to worry about going to a birthday party without having to witness some cowardly, yellow belly excuse for a human being shoot a man that was brave enough to get in the ring with Mike Tyson in cold blood. Jaaa Jacob, ubhuntu baba....ubhuntu......

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-23 12:03

      DMoerin, actually we can feel safe.. Safe that you will probably not die of old age, saving your family a lot of money. The murder rate declined from 43.23 to the wonderful figure of 42.73 per DAY. The minister would like you to sing his praises and relax. Well done ANC - remind us again why you all need bodyguards...

      tw2066 - 2012-09-23 16:56

      And so the FREEDOM that the ANC keeps on about continues... Funny, the majority has the vote but they will NEVER know TRUE freedom ever,

      rowan.clark.10 - 2012-09-23 19:50

      Condolences to the family ,and to the country and the daily 43 . Oh this heritage we pass on ,'please we need action not statistics'. no butts in chairs and excuses , if its poverty causing crime then deal with it if prisons are overcrowded put them in tents but they should not want to go back .The country needs clever people to stay in the country as they stimulate employment and the economy it can't be done by the govmnt alone ,the voters now need to do what must be done .

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-09-24 00:12


      mattewis.kat - 2012-09-25 08:11

      No, mjwild! It's time to bring back a government!

  • duncan.gill1 - 2012-09-23 08:28

    Crime in this country has reached unacceptable proportions!!its time for a rethink on how this country is haste!!

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-09-23 08:57

      that’s all very well but really, who are you hoping that's going to implement these changes, the ANC?

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-09-23 08:57

      that’s all very well but really, who are you hoping that's going to implement these changes, the ANC?

      nicholas.graan - 2012-09-23 09:37

      We ask when is this going to stop. The thing is it is not going to stop! We need to change this government if it is going to stop. We need a government that can run a no nonsense professional police force, not police force that has become a politically correct employment agency for the dregs of society. We also need proper border control back again, which under ANC rule has become an "open door" policy to all and sundry who feel like coming here and who bring nothing with them but the clothes on their backs, and some of whom who are prepared to kill anyone for a quick buck.

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-09-23 09:58

      nicolaas you are right we simply need a government that cares,the only one who cares is Bishop Tutu my personal hero...imagine if he was president of South Africa..then ask yourself why do we put up with the inept fool who is president at this moment,the one who seems to think he has the right to address the UN THIS WEEK COMING..THE ARROGANT IDIOT WHO FEELS NO SHAME FOR HIS COUNTRY HAVING,ONE OF,IF NOT THE HIGHEST CRIME RATE IN THE WORLD..!Then ask yourself why we are allowing it to continue?

      harold.parsons.37 - 2012-09-23 10:53

      What we need is a piece of country for like minded people who wont to be free of these criminal people who believe that they can take what they want. We just do not fit in with them

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-23 20:44

      Dunkie, you tend to forget the bombs that were set off during the years of 1984-1986 and all arranged through Mandela to Tutu to kill as many people as they could. So enjoy Tutu while he lasts, he is also guilty of mass murders.

  • jj.jeno.1 - 2012-09-23 08:29


  • kim.buren - 2012-09-23 08:30

    You died a Hero Corrie. Condolences to the families

  • JackTrend - 2012-09-23 08:31

    We are losing our legends. RIP Corrie

  • malcolm.molver - 2012-09-23 08:32

    Another day, another one of 50 murders per day. The ANC idiots won't lift a finger. They're too busy lining their own pockets to give a damn!

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-09-23 10:06

      Its time for a co-ordinated campaign to take to the streets every day and force this situation to change to not stop or falter or hesitate to do whatever is necessary to bring this crime to an end..time for talking is past..enough is enough,we need leadership towards this end NOW!!!

      ajjordaan - 2012-09-24 05:05


  • Bugprof - 2012-09-23 08:34

    This is a sad day indeed.

  • marah.louw - 2012-09-23 08:38

    Isn't it weird that every time Crime Stats are released and we kind of breath a sigh of relief that these evil bastards get revitalized and prove that the Crime Stats as released by the Minister Mthetwa a couple of days ago are hard to believe.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-09-23 11:03

      The crime stats are not true! Read the articles here, it is only a minute fraction of the crime out there. The government lies to its people, they congratulate themselves on their performance while they present fiction to the masses. It makes me sick.

  • Jacques Gale - 2012-09-23 08:39

    RIP The Sniper...bring back the death Penalty !!!

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-09-23 08:40

    lets go n stay in the sun cause this world is very hot for us RIP CORRIE U A MY HERO

      slick.hounder - 2012-09-23 10:03

      There is only one no truer quote to make that befits this most sad tragic time. "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING,WE SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM" RIP, BUDDY.

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-09-23 08:42

    RIP Corrie and thanks for the great memories. Condolences to the family. Sorry to say it, but this is Africa where life has no value and will never change.

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-09-23 08:43

    Shocking. Bloody, savage bastards.

  • michele.bosman.5 - 2012-09-23 08:45

    I am so upset about this, how can you murder people who have brought so much sporting joy to a country. I hope these swine face the full consequences of the law.

  • Ntutu Dlova - 2012-09-23 08:45

    This is a very sad day for our country. RIP Corrie .

  • steven.m.armour - 2012-09-23 08:47

    This is sickening.Bring back the death penalty immediately.I hope they catch them and they rot in hell.RIP Corrie.Condolences to his family and friends.

      heinrich.swart.3 - 2012-09-23 13:13

      With 2% conviction rate the death penalty wont really work because the police are too useless to catch these criminals.

  • Litha Thando Yono Ka-Zola - 2012-09-23 08:47

    RIP Big Corry. Jab,Hook and move..That was one your signature moves..skills,skills,skills.SA has lost a legend. Hang the bastards!

  • Forest Gump - 2012-09-23 08:52

    this is ####### SAD!!:-(

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-09-23 08:53

    A tragic loss of a loyal servant to SA boxing. He held incredible statistics in the ring and now his death is just a part of the manipulated crime stats in this country. Another waste of life!!

  • riaan.labuschagne.10 - 2012-09-23 08:53

    So sad to here. Thinking of your fiends, family and fans. EK BID VIR JULLE.

  • melanie.reah - 2012-09-23 08:53

    THats is absolutely Shocking. What the hell next. These bastards need to be stopped. Wake up useless bloody Government. R.I.P Corrie and condolences to the family.

  • shane.griffiths.94 - 2012-09-23 08:54

    Corrie rest in peace - sincere condolences to your family - he was probably trying to defend others and lost his life for this - its time these outrageous people who murder others lives are ended as well

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-23 08:56

      Thumbs up For Death sentence Thumbs down for not

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-23 08:56

      Thumbs up For Death sentence Thumbs down for not

  • johnwilliam.roberts - 2012-09-23 08:55

    R I P Corrie violent crime is coming down according to the chimps !! time for all of us to carry arms .

  • riaan.labuschagne.10 - 2012-09-23 08:56

    So sad to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and fans of Corrie. RIP. Mag daai bliksems wat dit gedoen het brand in hel.

  • demi.davidson.18 - 2012-09-23 08:57

    I would like to know if these criminals were ones that zuma gave permission to release from prison just recently??

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-23 09:00

    The time is not yet 9.00am but already two tragic and brutal crime reported, What about unreported ones? The BEST SOLUTION IS .. . . . .DEATH PENALTY becoz they will be released in the name of 'JAILS ARE TOO OVERCROWDED'.

  • corlieels.mynhardt - 2012-09-23 09:00

    Africa negotiate....every bullets!

  • nick.terry.3152 - 2012-09-23 09:01

    South Africa - Always optimistic, Always disappointed. In the same week the inefficient police report that murders are down. 43 people on average are murdered a day. Yet when 34 people, admittedly wrongly, are gunned down at Marakane the whole government, eventually moves into action and the world condemns it. BUT 43 on average per day and we carry on with our lives??? Zuma, you and the pathetic individuals responsible for protecting the citizens of South Africa either do something dammit or get out. Surely enough is enough of the crime levels in SA? my neighbourhoods has had 11 breakins over the past 18 months - 6 of the those were in the last 3 weeks - crime going down - do me a favour!! RIP Corrie.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-23 12:59

      And we get a R70 million Inquiry into it . Just love being a lawyer.(I am not one )

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-09-23 18:37

      Nick we desperately need leadership now to get a campaign going to protest and protest until this stops can anyone provide this leadership?

  • philip.dewaal - 2012-09-23 09:02

    I t is time to stand up gentleman,they are going to kill al the whites in our country,One of us will be next.

      Dumbile Elephantisis - 2012-09-23 09:20

      you are disgusting!! how can you be racist when a great south african has just died?? people like you should not have access to these platforms.

      keithpatkell - 2012-09-23 10:07

      @ Dumb bile Elephant ouk....What Philip states is alarmingly close to the truth and by NO STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION should his words be interpreted to carry RACIST connotations....There is too much evidence pointing to evil, hidden agendas and a dark, disturbing, hidden "third force” intent on targeting the “European” community of South Africa, including the “white” farming community and what are viewed by the scumbag cowards to be soft targets…. THAT fact is what one could view as RACIST…racial targeting…..

      pula.betsho - 2012-09-24 21:43

      Keith get the f-word outta our country and go back to Europe then you and your people like Phillip won't be the victims of crime,everyone is affected by crime so don't come with unintelligent conspiracy theories

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-23 09:04

    No words really! I'm shocked beyond belief!!! what another senseless killing of our great citizens!! This flies right on the face of police stats released last week that violent crimes are down and murder is down!!! Really!!!!!!???? I'm shocked man!!!! A legend is down!!!! Sad for the country!!!!!

      slick.hounder - 2012-09-23 09:49

      Could not have said it better myself, Tshepo.

      charmaine.paterson1 - 2012-09-23 09:49

      It's easy enough to manipulate the crime figures, even a policeman should be able tob do it.

      makenawn - 2012-09-23 10:19

      Since we do not have death sentence,send this hoodlums to China with luggages full of cocain.

      freddy.vanwijk - 2012-09-24 07:02

      You have said it Tshepo. I would rather have these killers beheaded.

  • judith.p.miller.7 - 2012-09-23 09:07

    RIP Corrie...great man....great boxer...****SAD****.

  • justin.pretorius - 2012-09-23 09:08

    What is happening in SA? Life is so cheap

  • archangel.zerachiel - 2012-09-23 09:11

    The biggest percentage of Police are ill-disciplined and lazy. That same percentage has family members that are either in prison, will soon be in prison, or engage in activities that should land them in prison. This came about when the cANCer bloated the SAP prior to the Soccer World Cup, under instructions from Sepp Blatter. No documentation was verified, no background checks were performed with the end result being that people that were functionally illiterate were employed and also a large percentage of people with criminal records for a variety of criminal activities, ranging from drug use, drug selling, rape, murder etc. Sad but true (SAPS was given the opportunity to rectify this but declined, citing Labour Legislation would prevent this action) Many honest police then left when these misfits were promoted. They have no interest in fighting crime unless they can benefit from it. To the really honest and dedicated Police still out there, (you know who you are) the above does not apply to you. Your South African Government should be held accountable through Class Action proceedings. The death penalty will not solve the problem but it will provide some small measure of vengeance. Solution: give citizens the rights to protect themselves freely against criminals without the latent threat of imprisonment by the cANCer. Stop prosecuting citizens that defend themselves by using their firearms, rather give them medals.

  • cornelius.ncube2 - 2012-09-23 09:15

    Very sad.RIP Corrie,was with him at Emperors/Tribes on Friday.didnt expect this so the family guys your pain we also feel it as well.

  • victor.mabule - 2012-09-23 09:16

    RIP Corrie you will always be the greatest in our hearts it's a sad day in SA no one would have thought that you will go soon I hope this thugs that killed you will be detained and sentenced to life RIP

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-23 09:16

    Ooyes! The end of world is near.Rape,murder,tsunamis,war,hunger,etc were already predicted.No mo time wastage receive Jesus christ as your saviour now.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-23 09:16

    Ooyes! The end of world is near.Rape,murder,tsunamis,war,hunger,etc were already predicted.No mo time wastage receive Jesus christ as your saviour now.

      slick.hounder - 2012-09-23 10:09

      Touche Brandon, I could not have said it better myself.

      JHLR73 - 2012-09-25 09:09

      I think you meant the end of South Africa is near...

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-09-23 09:19

    Excellent boxer. Not many can say that they have beaten Wladimir Klitschko (in fact only 2 other boxers). RIP, Corrie

  • ianon.ym - 2012-09-23 09:19

    RIP Corrie - condolences to Family and Friends -

  • bobo.jane.1 - 2012-09-23 09:20

    WE DEMAND THE D-E-A-T-H P-E-N-A-L-T-Y !!! RIP Corrie :-(

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-09-23 09:29

    Hakeem.....may the next person to lose a life due to the surge in crime in this country be someone close to are a heartless bastard and its racist attitudes like yours that there is so many, out of 10 million sperm cells did you happen to be the fastest????

  • neo.mogatusi - 2012-09-23 09:30

    Oh come on Phillip and all ur fellow racists,does it explain in the article what race the robbers were?does it say the murder was racially motivated?..No! It was a robbery,plain and simple,being at the wrong place at the wrong time,it could have happened to anybody but not like that muslim innocent guy who was killed by boers for his race and religion!this is written in ur cousin's mother tounge,how do u expect us to understand ur language if U cannot__READ FIRST then u can understand!!RIP to Corrie Sanders, It's sad he had to go out this way,like many others before and many others to come!this is real life not fairytales!Blacks die too..nxx!

      brandon.blundellgibson - 2012-09-23 09:34

      Yes you're right - there are hundreds of Whites running around out there - commiting robberies! Check our Prisons out - full of White Robbers and Hijackers!!

      malcolm.stevens.129 - 2012-09-23 10:06

      You are right - it does not mention the race of the robbers. Statistically they were likely black but that's not because all black people are criminals but because of complex socio-economic reasons which have primarily affected everyone not white in South Africa. I do wonder though - under apartheid, everyone non-white was marginalised, including Blacks, Mixed-race, Hottentots, Chinese, Indian etc. Given we have no crime figures per racial group to quote statistics from, we can only rely on observation, perception, subjectivity: Proportionate to the racial group size, we don't see the same levels of crime and aggression from all of these racial groups who were equally marginalized. Anyone know the reason for that - has any study shown why this is?

  • pierre.vermeulen1 - 2012-09-23 09:31

    Wat gaan aan met ons land? Mens doen wat hulle wil en kom weg met als. Bring terug die dood straf en als sal weer reg kom.

      sibusiso.mkoko - 2012-09-24 11:04

      Dude, go to nuus24. Is it boring? Damn! Like criusly. Damn dude

  • sammy.simegi - 2012-09-23 09:36

    Death sentence NOW ZUMA?! We've had it with crime!

      hein.helmand - 2012-09-23 09:42

      The deaf sentence are in place,not the death sentence.

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-23 09:38

    I hope that thouse who are involved are quickly arrested and brought to book! The race of these criminals was not mentioned so please White South Africans dont abuse us! Skhathele

      slick.hounder - 2012-09-23 09:46


      rainer.jad - 2012-09-23 09:47

      They don't mention the race of scumbag murderers and rapists, only if your white.

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-09-23 09:52

      I can put everything I have on it that they where black!!

      nadia.britz.5 - 2012-09-23 09:57

      Listen its not a thing of what race the people are!!!! Apartheid is long over so get a life and move on....there are a lot of cases where blacks kill blacks,whites kills whites,so move on I'm sick and tired of playing the racist game get a life!!!!!!

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-09-23 10:15

      Nadia go and check the stats you don't have a clue!!

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-09-23 10:24

      Nadia your comment shows your simply ignorant, stats don't lie at the end of the day!

      jomardl - 2012-09-23 10:53

      @goodguy - they were black but even so, that's no reason to blame other black people.

  • James - 2012-09-23 09:40

    RIP Big man, another nail in the coffin by the hand of the lawless created, supported and fed by an inept government.

  • Zaid Khan - 2012-09-23 09:42

    RIP Colonel Sanders - I watched all your Big fights. fantastic fighter, knocked Klitchko out senseless. Condolences to family, friends and fans. One of SA's greatest Heavyweights

  • margie.swanepoel - 2012-09-23 09:43

    RIP Corrie. One of the great Champions. True gentleman and champion. You will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and sympathies are with your family and friends durig this time.

  • spookhuis - 2012-09-23 09:44

    Go well my "champ"

  • hein.helmand - 2012-09-23 09:45

    The DEAF sentence are in place,not the DEATH sentence.

  • mokgadi.deborah - 2012-09-23 09:51

    Rest in Peace Corrie. The criminals are killing us daily and it does not look like we are winning this war. The country has lost so many lives through crime. Lucky Dube was killed the same way and for our authorities just ignored as if nothing happened. Stuff the constitution Hang the bastards in public.