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Sanders was a 'gentle soul'

Hundreds of mourners gathered at the NG Kerk in Wonderpark, Pretoria, to pay their last respects.

Corrie Sanders' casket is carried out of the NG Kerk in Wonderpark, Pretoria North, after his funeral by his brother Mike (front left) and son Dean (front right). Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.
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PRETORIA - Murdered boxing legend Corrie Sanders was described as a “gentle soul” at his funeral on Monday.

Hundreds of mourners gathered at the NG Kerk in Wonderpark, Pretoria, to pay their last respects to Sanders.

The former boxing champion died after being shot during a robbery at a Brits restaurant in the North West, where he was celebrating his nephew’s 21st birthday late last month.

He later died at the Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria.

Three men on Monday appeared in Brits Magistrate’s Court in connection with the crime.

Sanders’ friend Darren Scott described the boxing giant as a “humble man”.

“For a big bear of a man, who made his living in a boxing ring using his fists, Sanders was a gentle soul.”

Boxing promoter Nick du Randt said the industry is in a state of shock.

“It is very sad that a warrior like Sanders has died by the bullet.”

Meanwhile, former rugby player Naas Botha told mourners that Sanders supported anti-crime initiatives.

“We were actually at a Shout Golf Day about two weeks ago standing up against what is going on, but it won’t bring him back.”

Shout is a national anti-crime campaign.

Sanders’ alleged murderers will return to court next week.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)

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