Blast from the past: Champ Sikali killed for his cellphone

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Blast from the past: Champ Sikali killed for his cellphone

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Today in SA sports history: September 16

2005 — Former three-time world champion Mzukisi Sikali is murdered for his cellphone after leaving a shebeen in his home KwaNobuhle township outside Uitenhage. Two young assailants stabbed him in the chest multiple times while he was talking on the phone. Sikali managed to walk a few hundred metres before collapsing and dying outside a school where he had spent time boxing as a young kid.

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