Sanders murder case postponed

The case was postponed in order to allow one of the accused time to seek legal representation.

Former world heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders.  Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

BRITS - The case against three men accused of murdering boxing champion Corrie Sanders was postponed in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday.

He was gunned downed during a robbery at a Brits restaurant in September.

Sanders was attending a birthday party at the time of the incident.

On Monday, the magistrate postponed the matter for a month in order to allow one of the accused time to seek legal representation.

Zimbabwean nationals Paida Fish, Samuel Mabena and Chris Moyo are facing murder and robbery charges.

It is understood that during their arrest, police found several items stolen during the restaurant robbery in which Sanders was killed.

Sanders' mother and brother attended Monday's proceedings.

Residents of the nearby Oukasie informal settlement demonstrated outside the court, calling for a "crime free South Africa".