South Africa

Ipid: Samantha Radebe killed by police bullet

JOHANNESBURG – Police directorate Ipid confirmed that Samantha Radebe was shot dead by a police officer.

The 31-year-old woman was killed in shootout between police and alleged criminals in Alexandra last month.

Another person was wounded after he was shot in the crossfire.

The community in Alexandra has always maintained that the fatal shot came from a police officer's gun.

Ipid was investigating which of the firearms were responsible for shooting.

Ipid spokesperson Sontaga Siesa said, “The results indicate that the firearm that killed Samantha came from an officer’s firearm.”

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)