Cele condemns actions of officers accused of killing Nathaniel Julies



Police Minister Bheki Cele have made it known that he is displeased with the actions of the police officers accused of being in connection with Nathaniel Julies murder.

He however added that he was satisfied with the Ipid taking over the case.

The 16-year-old boy with down syndrome was killed few metres away from his home in Eldorado Park in August.

The three officers linked to his murder are to appear in court on Thursday.

His family claimed that Julies went to buy food at a nearby shop before he was shot but the police argued that the teen was caught in a crossfire during an alleged gang violence.

Regardless of the situation, Cele condemned the officers’ behaviour and said it can not be defended.

“It was totally uncalled for and there is not a grain of defensive input in that, nothing.”

“I just don’t know what got in their heads of the officers. As the case continues, we will find out what happened.”

The officers are facing charges of murder, defeating the ends of justice, using unauthorised ammunition and discharging a firearm in public.

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