Bail application of police officers accused of Nathaniel Julies’ murder postponed

The Protea Magistrate’s Court, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday postponed judgement on the bail application of three police officers accused of murdering the Eldorado Park teenager, to next Monday.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says they’ve not concluded their investigation into the murder of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julies.

The Protea Magistrate’s Court, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday postponed judgement on the bail application of three police officers accused of murdering the Eldorado Park teenager, to next Monday.

The teenager, who had Down syndrome, was shot and killed in Eldorado Park south of Johannesburg last month.

The implicated officers, Simon Scorpion Ndyalvane, Caylene Whiteboy and Foster Netshiongolo are in custody.

NPA Spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane says the state has prepared their own case.

“What we have done as the state is to prepare our own case, in opposing bail. It is not up to the defence to dictate to the state as to who they must call, when and how. The bail application process, the onus is on the accused persons to convince the court on a balance of probabilities that there are exceptional circumstances that permits their release on bail. Investigations are ongoing; they are not yet concluded.”

The court previously heard that, Caylene Whiteboy, was the one who discharged the firearm.

She told the court that she was not aware the gun had live ammunition and had thought it was loaded with rubber bullets.

Whiteboy accused the other suspects of framing her for the murder.

She also says she has received death threats from the first accused.

It was also revealed that Simon Scorpion Ndyalvane had allegedly called accused No.: 3, Foster Netshiongolo, to tamper with the crime scene and make it look like a shoot-out had taken place.