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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.

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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…

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