East London - The police officer who allegedly shot and killed woman boxing champion Leighandre "Baby Lee" Jegels has died, authorities confirmed on Monday morning.
Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson Sontaga Seisa said the suspect Bulelani Manyakama, 37, was based at the East London's Tactical Response Team (TRT).
Manyakama was arrested on Friday after he was involved in a head-on collision near Peddie, a few hours after he shot and killed Jegels who was reportedly his girlfriend.
Manyakama had been hospitalised after sustaining head injuries to which he had succumbed.
Jegels' mother, who was also shot in the attack, was still in hospital.