Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Corrie Sanders Murder: Massive Hunt For The Killers

Police are still working day and night to hunt down the man who shot former heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders.

No one has been arrested since Sanders was shot near the Northwest town of Brits on Saturday but brigadier Thulani Ngubane has told the news media the search for the three gunmen is continuing “round the clock”.

Sanders was among a number of leading SA sportsmen who have been shot during criminal activities.

Another former boxer, Richard Smith, was shot dead at his home south of Johannesburg few years ago.

Mzukisi Sikali, also an outstanding boxer, was stabbed to death in 2005. And Louis Vorster, an outstanding cricketer, was gunned down near Honeydew earlier this year.

Andrew Hall, also a prominent cricketer, and former Springbok Gerrie Germishuys, survived serious gunshot wounds. Legendary Springbok loose forward Jan Ellis has also been attacked and seriously injured on his farm near Pretoria.

Former Springbok captains Naas Botha and John Smit, former heavyweight boxer Callie Knoetze and Harold Volbrecht, who trained Sanders, are among the many former sports stars who have paid tribute to the golf-loving Sanders.

Volbrecht is said to be distraught. He was at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, getting his boxers ready for a big tournament, when Sanders was shot.

LAY ACROSS HIS DAUGHTER

While SA sport in general and boxing in particular mourned the death of the hugely popular Sanders, it has emerged that the former champion lay across his 15-year-old daughter Marinique while the robbers were shooting randomly at guests at the restaurant where they were attending a family member’s 21st birthday.

Beeld reported on Monday that Sanders, who died of a stomach wound at Kalafong hospital on Sunday morning, had whispered to Marinique to pretend she was dead.

She, and all the other youngsters at the party, escaped unharmed.

Witnesses say the robbers fled when a vehicle’s alarm went off in the car park. They took some personal belongings, mostly cellphones from the nearly 50 people at the restaurant.

The robbers carried pistols and it has been reported that 9mm cartridges were found at the scene. Sanders was the only person hit by a bullet.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UglyPug on 09-25-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;12547669]It's a sad situation, and nothing will be done about it. Hundreds of thousands of whites want to leave South Africa, but no country will accept them. The poorest women who live in squatters' camps are often repeatedly raped and…

Comment by klitschkobrofan on 09-24-2012

I'm saddened and angered by this as well. RIP champ. Corrie was one of my favorite heavyweight boxers. Someone should make a movie on his life. With Sanders being the only one to truly challenge both brothers since their fight,…

Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 09-24-2012

Sad. R.I.P. Respects and prayers to the family,

Comment by marvin douglas on 09-24-2012

I hate to get political on this boxing site, but this is why I favor the death penalty. These scum bags do not deserve to live. They killed someone over money. Over money!? Mr. Sanders was an outstanding fighter, a…

Comment by Money Shot on 09-24-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;12547669]It's a sad situation, and nothing will be done about it. [B]Hundreds of thousands of whites want to leave South Africa, but no country will accept them[/B]. The poorest women who live in squatters' camps are often repeatedly raped and…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (24)
Top Headlines Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Stopped Too Early - But Kovalev Was Done McGregor's Coach: Many Respected Boxers Have Offered Help Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Picked Up By BoxNation Taras Shelestyuk Returns on 'Locked and Loaded' - July 1 Jermain Taylor is Broke, Facing Multiple Lawsuits Bryant Jennings, Top Rank Officially Announce Promotional Deal World Boxing Super Series - Live Draft on July 8 Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Not Promoted Right, I Would've Smashed It! Canelo-Golovkin: There Isn't Any Legitimate Bad Blood Alan Sanchez Faces Miguel Huerta in Woodland, California SHO's Espinoza: All Early Bets on McGregor To Beat Mayweather De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Winner is No. 1 Pound-for-Pound Hopkins: Kovalev Stoppage Was Legit, Ward Wore Him Down George Groves Daring Zeuge To Enter World Boxing Super Series Fenech Backs Horn To Shock Pacquiao in History Making Fight Skoglund, Nielsen Brothers Could Be in Line For WBSS Tourney Wilder's Manager: We Want To Have All The Titles in 12 Months Gomera, Lee Make Weight For WBA Asia Title Bout in South Korea Video: Bernard Hopkins Talks Ward-Kovalev, Canelo-GGG Tony Weeks Owes Apologies to Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward Photos: Canelo, Golovkin - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles! Davis vs. Salido Being Eyed For Mayweather-McGregor PPV? Canelo: The Mayweather-McGregor Fight Will Hurt Boxing A lot Alimento Makes 30-day Mandatory Weight for WBC Regional Mayweather-McGregor: A Look Back at The Verbal Sparring Jennings: Joshua Should Jump Right on Klitschko in Rematch Canelo Admits He is "Obsessed" With Giving GGG His First Loss Oscar Valdez: I'm Not Afraid To Risk Record, I Want Gary Russell Jr. DiBella on Mayweather-McGregor: De La Hoya - Shut The F*** Up! Wilder's Manager Likes Idea of Return on Mayweather-McGregor Roach: Pacquiao Lost A lot of His Crowd Due To Lack of Knockouts Dmitry Bivol To Take Some Time Off, Return Planned For The Fall Canelo Paying No Mind to Being Underdog Against Golovkin Photos: Sammy Valentin Putting in Work For Giovani Santillan Boxer Killed By Masked Gunmen After Leaving Gym in Mexico City Ellerbe: Fight is 50-50, But Broner Needs A-Game To Beat Garcia Deontay Wilder Erupts, Tears Apart Hearn and Whyte Over Offer Hughie Fury To Stay Busy With July 8 Return at Copper Box Abel Sanchez Says Kovalev is Stubborn, Was Difficult To Train Golovkin: If I Finished Jacobs, Probably Don't Have Canelo Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement