Ipid investigates killing of bystander in Alexandra

Residents of Alexandra are outraged after Samantha Radebe was shot dead allegedly by a police officer.

The 29-year-old Radebe was shot and killed when she was caught in a crossfire between police and suspects on Wednesday night.

Another bystander was critically wounded during the altercation.

Nickolaus Bauer on the Midday Report chats to Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson Sontaga Seiso to give more insight on the matter.

As Ipid we were notified of a shooting that took place on Wednesday night in Alexandra just off London Road. The police officials were on duty and were pursuing a vehicle that looked suspicious and when the police wanted to approach them, it is alleged that the occupants started firing towards the police and the police retaliated.

Sontaga Seiso, Spokesperson - Ipid

He says Radebe was then caught in that crossfire where she lost her life.

We are currently taking statements to establish exactly which firearm killed Radebe and injure the bystander.

Sontaga Seiso, Spokesperson - Ipid

Listen below to the full conversation:


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