No arrest in Corrie Sanders murder case

Corrie Sanders

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.

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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. – Sapa