The Nathaniel Julies murder trial is expected to continue in the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning. Three police officers are standing trial for the murder of Julies, who was shot dead allegedly by the police in Eldorado Park in August last year.
The killing of the 16-year-old who had Down Syndrome sparked protests. On Monday the trial had to be postponed to Tuesday because the counsel of one of the accused was ill.
State witness, Constable Mandla Sithole has been on the stand where he’s been cross-examined by counsel two. Sithole, who was with two of the accused at the time of the shooting, made an audio recording of the officers allegedly plotting to conceal evidence.
The recording has been called into question by the defence. Accuse 2, Simon Ndyalivani’s lawyer, Mandla Manyatheli questioned Sithole about why he took too long to give the recording to IPID knowing that Julies has died.
Manyatheli is expected to finish his cross-examination on Tuesday.
Nathaniel Julies’ murder trial continues