Corrie Sanders’ alleged killers due in court

The men accused of murdering boxer Corrie Sanders are expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

File: Three men accused of murdering boxing great Corrie Sanders are expected to appear in court today. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Three men accused of murdering former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders are expected to appear in a Brits court on Tuesday.

The case against Zimbabweans Samuel Mabena (27), Chris Moyo (25), and Paida Fish (19), was postponed in November, because their lawyer was not present.

The trio face charges of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Sanders was shot at the Thatch Haven Country Lodge outside Brits, during an armed robbery in September.

He was attending his nephew's 21st birthday party when three men stormed in and attacked patrons.

He later died in hospital.

The men were apprehended in Oukasie five days after the incident, after police received a tip off.

At the time of the arrest, several items alleged to have been taken from patrons during the robbery were recovered.