Johannesburg - The ex-wife of shot SA boxing champion Corrie Sanders saw him being shot by robbers and described the night to Eyewitness News.
Sunette Sanders said robbers came into the Thatch Haven restaurant in Brits on Saturday night and started kicking and slapping people.
Sanders and her ex were attending the 21st birthday party of a nephew.
She became emotional when she told how Corrie dove to protect his daughter when shots were fired.
“I think he died a hero. He was just protecting his girl because they were shooting.”
Sanders was shot twice, in the arm and stomach.
News of his death has shocked the country and tributes and condolences have been streaming in.