The bail application of the third suspect in the Nathaniel Julies case has been postponed in absentia to 29 October 2020. Sergeant Vorster Netshiongolo was expected to make a bail application in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 15 October 2020.
NATHANIEL JULIES: BAIL APPLICATION FOR THIRD SUSPECT POSTPONED
Netshiongolo stands accused of being involved in the murder of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julies in August this year. 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 no 3 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.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) then posted an update saying; “Nathaniel Julies murder case: Acc 3, V Netshiongolo was expected to bring bail application on new facts before Protea Magistrate’s Court today.”
“Bail application postponed in absentia to 29 October, due to lack of water supply in court building and for new attorney to come on record,” the NPA added.
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.
POLICE ACCUSED OF SHOOTING 16-YEAR-OLD IN ELDORADO PARK
Nathaniel Julies, who lived with Down Syndrome, 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 opened fire on him.
According to the family, the police officers then took him to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The next day on Thursday 27 August, the community of Eldorado Park gathered in protest of police brutality and the alleged murder of the innocent 16-year-old. A violent clash between officers and community members ensued.
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