One of the police officers accused of killing Alexandra resident, Samantha Radebe, has died.

It is understood that constable Wisani Chabani was found dead in his car in the township police station’s parking lot last week.

Police Spokesperson Sergeant Simphiwe Mbatha has confirmed that the deceased did not have injuries or wounds.

“We wait for the post mortem from pathologists to discover what led to the death of the officer.”

Sergeant Frans Kganyago and Chabani were arrested following an IPID investigation into Radebe’s murder who was killed by a firearm from one of the officers in January 2020.

Radebe was coming from work when she was caught in the crossfire during an alleged shootout between police and hijacking suspects in the township.

The newly-wed young mother died on the scene, while a passer-by was wounded.