With latest arrest, Eldos community hopes for details on Nathaniel Julies’ death

South Africa

Johannesburg – The Eldorado Park community is hoping more details will emerge around the shooting of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julies following the arrest of a detective on Tuesday.

The latest arrest brings the number of local officers in custody over last week’s killing to three.

According to police Julies, who had down syndrome, was shot dead in the crossfire during alleged gang violence, but his family said that was not true.

Caylene Whiteboy and Simon Ndyalvane appeared in the Protea Magistrates Court on Monday and their case was expected to be heard again next week Thursday.

All three officers were remanded in custody.

Their arrest will come as a relief for the community of Eldorado Park who have rallied together and called for justice for Julies.

A standoff with police last week Thursday has prompted the authorities, including Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Police Minister Bheki Cele to visit the area.

The suspects were charged with murder, defeating the ends of justice, and being in possession of prohibited ammunition.

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