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South Africa rugby star Jannie du Plessis’ 1-year-old son ‘drowns in swimming pool’


South Africa rugby star Jannie du Plessis’ 1-year-old son ‘drowns in swimming pool’: The 10-month-old son of rugby legend Jannie du Plessis seems to have drowned in the family’s pool at the South African World Cup winner’s home, the tragedy got unfolded on the Springbok star’s 39th Birthday which is just two days after the child was christened on Sunday, this has been revealed by a family member. Follow More Update OnĀ GetIndiaNews.com

Jannie du Plessis Child

Jannie du Plessis Child

Du Plessis and his wife Ronel have two other children, daughters Hele and Rosalie, they live in a detached home in Krugeerdrop which is a mining town to the West of Johannesburg, the 10-month-old has died at the Du Plessis family’s home on Tuesday night after he fell into the swimming pool, this has been stated by the police.

The drowning incident is being investigated by the authorities as of this point in time, fellow former Springbok player Albert Toks van der Linde tweeted a picture of du Plessis with his wife Ronel and late son and stated, everyone, pray for Jannie du Plessis with his and his family. His son of one year drowned last night, his heart is completely broken.

Du Plessis has played seventy test matches for the Springboks until 2015 and he was part of South Africa’s World Cup-winning side in the year 2007. The authorities have stated in a statement, on 16th November at about 19:00, police were called to the scene of the drawing where a 10-month-old baby boy fell and has died in the swimming pool.

It seems like this has been the saddest day after becoming a parent for the player, the boy was so young, he had his whole life in front of him, he didn’t even experience life through his own perspective, there is nothing much to state about his son’s death as of this moment.

There has been no statement from the player as of this point in time, there are going to be further revelations in the story in the coming days and weeks as the investigation heads-on in the coming days and weeks and we are going to be on our toes to provide you with the further details as soon as something comes under our radar.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the deceased, the boy is always going to be missed, may his soul rest in peace. it is our humble advice to the users, not to disturb the family in these difficult times, it is better to provide them some time to settle a bit.

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Charitarth Ahlawat
Charitarth covers politics, crime, and entertainment stories throughout the state of West Bengal and North-East India. As a tri-lingual correspondent, he caters to Get India News.


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