Champ Corrie shot dead
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders died in Kalafong Hospital on Sunday after being shot in a restaurant in Brits, North West police said.
The boxer was celebrating the birthday of his daughter when three armed men arrived in the restaurant and shot randomly on Saturday night, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.
Sanders, 46, was shot in the hand and stomach.
Ngubane said it appeared that gunmen went to the restaurant with the aim to rob it.
"They shot randomly and took a cellphone of the daughter who was turning 21 years and they also took a bag of another patron in the premises," he said.
No arrests have been made but police were investigating a murder case. - Sapa