Three held for Sanders' murder

The suspects were found with stolen goods in their posession.

Former heavy weight boxing champion Corrie Sanders. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders.

The men were taken into custody in the Oukasie Informal Settlement near Brits, in the North West province, on Thursday morning.

Sanders died after being shot during an armed robbery at a restaurant, while celebrating his nephew's 21st birthday.

The police's Thulani Ngubane says stolen property was recovered.

The trio will face charges of murder and armed robbery, when they appear in court on Monday.