‘Dysfunctional’ SAPS to blame for Nathaniel Julies’ killing, argues lawyer

Jeff Maluleke told the Protea Magistrates Court on Wednesday that his client Caylene Whiteboy should be granted bail.

Caylene Whiteboy, one of the three police officers accused of murdering Nathaniel Julies (16), appears in the Proteas Magistrates court on 22 September 2020. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

SOWETO – Three Eldorado Park police officers implicated in the killing of Nathaniel Julies on Wednesday were remanded in custody until Monday.

Legal counsel for one of the accused conceded that while an innocent life was lost, the police service – which he described as dysfunctional – was to blame.

Jeff Maluleke told the Protea Magistrates Court that his client Caylene Whiteboy should be granted bail.

Whiteboy was among the three police officials implicated in the killing of the Eldorado Park teenager. All the accused applied to be granted bail.

They faced charges which include murder, defeating the ends of justice, and being in possession of unlicensed ammunition.

Julies was shot just metres outside his home in August, sparking widespread outrage in the community.

Angry residents called for an overhaul of the policing system, with some saying officials were working in cahoots with criminals in the area.

WATCH: ‘I shot Nathaniel Julius, but I did not intend to kill him’ – Accused cop



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