Luvuyo Kakaza, the former South African lightweight boxing champion, died on July 4 during a robbery. His age was not released.
Kakaza gained fame in the early ’90s for his boxing prowess. He was later stripped of his national title by David “Mixo” Potsane, and forced out of the game in 1996 because of eye problems.
Kakaza’s Cape Town home was invaded by a band of robbers last Friday. When Kakaza handed over the keys to his brother-in-law’s car, the thieves shot and killed him. Two suspects have been arrested for the murder; another two are still at large.