Nathaniel Julies’s monument unveiled in Eldorado Park

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The tombstone of Nathaniel Julies is being unveiled in Eldorado Park, South of Johannesburg, on Sunday. The tombstone serves as a remembrance not only to his family but to the Eldorado Park community at large.


16-year-old Julies who lived with Down syndrome was allegedly shot by police on 26 August 2020, just metres away from his home. The police claimed that they thought he was a gangster.

It has been two years since the teenager’s death, while the trial of the three police officers accused of killing Julies is yet to start.  The trial is sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court in Ekurhuleni and the family is still seeking justice.

Patriotic Alliance (PA) leader Gayton McKenzie is leading the monument unveiling ceremony for Julies at the place where he was killed.

He says Nathaniel was the most innocent victim killed by police. “He was killed by his heroes. He thought he was going to his protectors but he was killed by them. There is no doubt he was killed by police,” says McKenzie.

PA’s Kenny Kunene says the country should remember the teenager and also mentioned how coloured people are marginalised.

“They talk about the Sharpeville massacre, but not the Athlone massacre.”…”The EFF and ANC reject coloureds as Africans. I am confused why they still vote for them,” adds Kunene.