Sanders’s elderly mother sobs as killers convicted

2015-02-11 09:17
Corrie Sanders. (Christiaan Kotze, Beeld)

Corrie Sanders. (Christiaan Kotze, Beeld)

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Pretoria - Corrie Sanders elderly mother sobbed in court following the conviction of her son’s three killers in the North Gauteng High Court.

Alida Sanders hugged the investigating officer and prosecutor after judgment was handed down on Tuesday, reported the Pretoria News.
The former boxing champion was killed during a robbery at a restaurant in Brits in 2012. He was celebrating a family birthday. His mother was one of those robbed.

But even though her son’s killers will be behind bars, Sanders still finds it hard to talk about the night Corrie was killed and can’t even look at pictures of him, says her other son Mike.

Mike says he knows he must forgive but is “not there yet”.

Judge Ferdi Preller convicted Paida Fish, 21, Chris Moyo, 28, and Samuel Mabena, 29, of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, and illegal firearm and ammunition possession, Sapa reported.

Corrie was shot when he moved in front of his daughter to protect her. He was already bleeding from wounds to his arm and stomach when he pulled her to the ground and told her to pretend that she was dead.

The trio denied involvement in the robbery, reported Beeld. However two witnesses identified Moyo and Fish in an identity parade, says Sapa.  They were also found with some of the victim’s belongings.

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