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Former Heavyweight Champ Shot Dead


CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Corrie Sanders, the South African southpaw who knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in one of the great upsets in heavyweight boxing, has died after being shot by robbers at a restaurant during a family celebration. The former WBO and WBU champion was 46.

A little behind the scenes on who just died here. Corrie was a boxer who would continue fighting even with shattered hands. That’s tough. He would also help charities like Reach for a Dream. Corrie joins over 20 000 murder victims a year. And over a quarter million in just over ten years.

So I think it’s time South Africans stopped calling it the chicken run. Call it the brain drain… because anyone with a brain leaves SA (It’s a joke with teeth). Your life has value my friends. You have so much to give. Just like the exSouth African who developed payPal, Tesla and is now taking on Nasa responsibilities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk.

I know my words may not convince all South Africans at this moment in your life. You’re all young. You have pools. You have maids. You have Moms to babysit your kids. However, if friends or family choose to leave, please give them all your support. And, if you choose to leave, I know you have so much to contribute to the world.

My point is ex South Africans are not chicken, they simply value the lives of their family. They are Moms and Dads who want a future for their kids. They value life. They have all the motivation in the world.

And, if you’re hiring outside of South Africa, I’ll vouch for a future exSouth African. Beyond all that motivation to succeed, they are clearly some of the best brains in the world.