Jannie du Plessis: Ten-month-old rugby star’s baby drowned in the pool

Jannie du Plessis
Rugby star ten month old baby drowned in swimming pool

Jannie du Plessis mourns his deceased child.


Rugby star Jannie du Plessis and his family mourn their youngest member. The only ten month old son drowned in the pool.

The entire rugby world mourns one of its greatest stars. Jannie du Plessis (39), the 2007 South African world champion, lost his only ten-month-old son in a terrible tragedy. According to a police spokesman, the baby was quoted by the Times News Network, fell into family pool in an unsupervised moment and drowned.

The accident took place during the celebration of the 39th birthday of the rugby legend. The child was only baptized last Sunday (November 14th). The aim of the police investigation is currently to reconstruct the exact course of events that led to the stroke of fate.

The police are warning

The official’s statement is further quoted: “The police urged parents or legal guardians of young children to be more careful when they play near sources of danger.” It is very important to secure swimming pools when they are not in use, it said.

Jannie du Plessis and his wife Ronel have two other children, daughters Rosalie and Hele. Companions of the athlete call on social networks to pray for the bereaved.


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