Two South African police officers have been arraigned over the shooting of a 16-year-old boy identified as Nathaniel Julius which has sparked violent protests in the streets of South Africa.
Julius’ family revealed that he had Down’s syndrome, and he had gone out to buy biscuits when he was shot dead in Johannesburg’s Eldorado Park suburb. They further explained that Julius was shot after not answering officers’ questions. Adding that, this was because of his disability.
Although, the police stated that Julius had been caught up in a shootout between officers and local gangsters.
It was gathered that the officers will be charged with murder and possibly defeating the ends of justice.
However, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said it had decided to arrest the officers after careful consideration of the evidence at hand.