World karate, continental and SA boxing female champion, Leighandre Jegels, was shot and killed on Friday, by her police officer boyfriend, whom she had a protection order against.
Her mother was also shot in the attack and was rushed to an East London hospital. The 37-year-old boyfriend was later arrested after the hired white Mercedes-Benz he had been driving was involved in an accident. .
One person was also killed in the accident while four others were injured. Jegels and the accused lived together in Cove Rock until she obtained a protection order against him.
The South African boxer did report allegations of domestic violence against him. Jegels had been training for her ring return against Siphosethu Nxazonke in a junior-bantamweight non-title clash in Mthatha on October 2.