“Baby Lee” Jegels suspect dies in hospital

“Baby Lee” Jegels suspect dies in hospital

The police officer who was expected to appear in court on Monday for the murder of boxing champion Leighandre "Baby Lee" Jegels died in hospital.

Baby Lee

Jegels was shot and killed, allegedly by her boyfriend, who is a member of the South African Police Service.


The suspect was also accused of shooting and wounding the woman’s mother on Friday night.

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Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson Sontaga Seisa says the off-duty officer fled after the incident.


"I put on record that the TRT member who was in hospital after shooting his girlfriend, the female boxer, and also shot his girlfriend mother he has been certified dead on the 2nd of September 2018 in East London Hospital.


"The same suspect was supposed to appear before court for the same alleged offences."

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