Two cops arrested for 'murder' over Natheniël Julies shooting
Two police officers have been arrested in relation to the killing of 16-year-old Natheniël Julies.
In a statement on Friday night, police watchdog the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) confirmed the arrests which, it said, came “after careful consideration of the evidence at hand”.
“The pair will be charged with murder and possibly defeating the ends of justice. The two SAPS members are attached to the Eldorado Park crime prevention unit,” said Ipid spokesperson Ndileka Cola.
No more details would be given until the cop pair appeared in court, Cola said.
16-year-old Nathaniel Julies was shot and killed in Eldorado Park, allegedly by a police officer, on August 26 2020. His family and the community were left devastated. Police minister Bheki Cele paid his respects to the family and addressed the angry community on August 28 2020.