- Three police officers accused of killing 16-year-old Nateniël Julies outside his Eldorado Park home last month have been denied bail.
- Magistrate David Mhango said releasing the three officers would further anger Eldorado Park residents.
- Mhango said the Eldorado Park community demanded answers as to why an innocent and unarmed teenager was shot and killed by SAPS.
Three police officers accused of killing 16-year-old Nateniël Julies outside his Eldorado Park home last month have been denied bail by the Protea Magistrate's Court.
On Monday, Magistrate David Mhango said releasing Sergeant Simon Scorpion Ndyalvane, 46, and his co-accused Constable Caylene Whiteboy, 23, and Sergeant Foster Netshiongolo, 37, would cause more unrest among Eldorado Park residents, who demanded justice.
"Some witnesses were present in the police vehicle when the deceased was shot and killed. The State's case against the accused is very strong. If convicted, life imprisonment could be imposed against the accused.
"There is [the] likelihood that Ndyalvane would carry [out] his threats against Whiteboy. Whiteboy will be safe from Ndyalvane if she is kept in prison. [The] community is angry because of the conduct of the accused.
"The community demands answers [as to] why an innocent and an unarmed teenager was shot and killed [by police]. Their release will disturb public peace and public order policing. This is demonstrated by the level of anger in the community," said Mhango.
The case was postponed to 6 November.
Did you know you can comment on this article? Subscribe to News24 and add your voice to the conversation.