- A police officer who was present during Nathaniel Julies' murder in Eldorado, Park, said that a cover-up scheme was devised soon after the teenager's passing
- The 16-year-old, who suffered from Down Syndrome, was allegedly gunned down by police, and her trial was reviewed in the Gauteng High Court in Palm Ridge
- Caylene Whiteboy, a constable, and Sergeant Simon Ndyalvane, a sergeant, both pled not guilty to charges of murder
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JOHANNESBURG - A police officer present at the killing of Nathaniel Julies from Eldorado, Park who was alleged to have been caught in the crossfire of gangs in August last year, testified that a cover-up scheme was hatched directly after the teenager's death.
Julies, a 16-year-old with Down Syndrome, was allegedly shot by police and the case came before the Gauteng High Court sitting in Palm Ridge where Constable Mandla Dumisane Sithole testified on Tuesday as the State's second witness.
The day prior Constable Caylene Whiteboy and Sergeant Simon Ndyalvane pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Ndyalvane and Sergeant Vorster Netshiongolo pleaded not guilty to counts of unlawful possession of ammunition.
The three face additional charges such as defeating the ends of justice, while Netshiongolo faced a perjury charge.
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According to EWN, Sithole was present at the scene with four of his fellow officers of which two were currently implicated in the case. He said that when Julies arrived they were all in a vehicle and the 16-year-old was told to leave but returned for a second time then Whiteboy fired shots.
A TimesLIVE report detailed the court proceedings citing Sithole to have testified that after hearing gunfire he saw Whiteboy with a shotgun aimed outside of the vehicle and upon further inspection Julies was lying on the floor.
Nomia Ndlovu: Body Language experts breakdown the former Tembisa cop's behaviour in court
In other court news, Briefly News reported that in the past few weeks, Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu captured South Africans since the moment she took the stand in her murder and attempted murder trial.
Ndlovu was finally apprehended following a police sting operation in which she was trying to hire hitmen to kill her sister Joyce Ndlovu and her five kids.
She seemed inconsolable and on one occasion she told the court that the topic of Mabasa would always bring her to tears. Briefly News contacted two body language experts who weighed in on Ndlovu's behaviour to help us better understand the alleged killer cop.
Source: Briefly News