'Corrie’s ‘killers’ can't harm anyone else'

The Sanders family is relieved Corrie’s alleged killers were caught before they hurt anyone else.

Former heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The Sanders family on Friday said it was relieved Corrie Sanders' alleged killers were caught before they hurt anyone else.

The former world heavyweight boxing champion died after being shot during an armed robbery at a Brits restaurant at the weekend.

He was attending his nephew's 21st birthday party.

North West police arrested three men on Thursday, at the Oukasie Informal Settlement near Brits.

Sanders' ex-wife Sunette said: "I am very pleased that they have caught these criminals. It is just unfortunate that a celebrity had to die before the police acted quickly."

Sunette added she was pleased the alleged killers were caught before they could "strike again".

Meanwhile, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said the speedy arrests proved police were cracking down on crime.

Police Ministry spokesperson Zweli Mnisi said the community's involvement in crime-fighting was going a long way towards increasing the number of arrests.

The trio is due to appear in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday.