Three arrested in connection with Corrie Sanders murder
Three men were arrested in the Oukasie informal settlement, near Brits, on Thursday, for the murder of former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders, North West police said.
Police received a tip-off which led them to arrest two men around 10am, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.
At this address, police recovered a cellular phone, vehicle key, purse and cash believed to have been stolen during the robbery in which Sanders was shot on Saturday.
"Police then went to a second address and a third suspect was arrested," Ngubane said.
A handbag, also thought to have been stolen in the robbery, was recovered.
He said the men would appear in Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday.
They were Zimbabweans: one of 19-years-old and the other two of 20-years-old.
Sanders was at the Thatch Haven Country Lodge, in Brits, when armed robbers entered and began firing shots at random.
Sanders was hit in the hand and stomach and died in the Kalafong hospital on Sunday.
He won the World Boxing Organisation's heavyweight title in March 2003 by dropping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitsckho in the second round in Hanover, Germany. He retired five years later.