A third suspect and police officer by the name of Vorster Netshiongolo is expected to apply for bail in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 15 October 2020. Netshiongolo stands accused of being involved in the murder of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julies in August this year.
THIRD SUSPECT TO APPEAR IN PROTEA MAGISTRATE’S COURT
Netshiongolo has been charged with defeating the ends of justice, accessory after the fact (Murder) and for being in possession of prohibited ammunition.
“Vorster Netshiongolo, applicant no3 is this morning of the 15 October 2020 applying for bail on new facts. The facts given to the state will be tested in the court of law, the proceedings are held at Protea Magistrate’s Court, Gauteng,” said Ipid spokesperson Ndileka Cola.
“Sergeant Vorster Netshiongolo, a Detective attached to Eldorado Park SAPS was arrested by IPID on the 1 September 2020 for being implicated in the death of Nathaniel Julies,” added Cola.
Meanwhile, the other two police officers who are also suspects in the Nathaniel Julies murder case, remain in custody as they were, according to eNCA, denied bail. Sergeant Simon Ndyalvane and Caylene Whiteboy have been charged with murder, defeating the ends of justice, discharging a firearm in a public space, and possession of prohibited ammunition.
“We are saying that murder as an accessory after the fact in that the state alleges that after the third accused was alerted to the crime, we as the state alleges that he then tried to assist in the concealment of the offence,” said NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane.
MURDER OF NATHANIEL JULIES
Nathaniel Julies was allegedly shot and killed by police not too far from his house in Eldorado Park on 26 August. Julies, according to reports, reacted to police sirens and got excited. It’s alleged that police then shot him.
According to the family, the police officers then took him to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The next day on Thursday 27 August, angry community members, demanding justice for Julies, took to the streets in protest. A violent clash between civilians and police broke out as a result.
Nathaniel’s mother Bridgette Julies, in an interview with SABC News, said they would never be able to hear his voice again.
“As I’m sitting here now, I wish he could just run through the door and say he wants a cup of tea. I don’t know what to feel anymore, we had so many plans for Nathaniel,” she said.
“I’m really heartbroken because something has been taken away from me,” she added.
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