SA boxing female champion Leighandre Jegels ‘BABY LEE” was shot and killed on Friday August 30, she was allegedly killed by her boyfriend who is also a police officer.
It was alleged he shot her repeatedly in the head which abruptly led to her death.
According to Dispatch Live, the incident took place following a high-speed chase in the Eastern Cape at around 14:00.
Her mother who was also at the scene sustained serious bodily injuries and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital
Jegels and her boyfriend lived together in Cove Rock until the boxer obtained a protection order against him, sources said.
Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson Sontaga Seisa said: “It is alleged that an off-duty policeman based at TRT East London fired several shots at his girlfriend who died instantly on the scene. The same policeman fired shots to his girlfriend’s mother and injured her. She is currently receiving medical attention in the area.”