Johannesburg – The case against two police officers linked to the murder of a 16-year-old Eldorado Park boy has been postponed to next month.
Simon Ndyalvan and Caylene Whiteboy were arrested on Friday by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate in connection with the shooting of Nathaniel Julies.
Authorities maintain the teenager was caught in a crossfire between police and alleged gangsters on Wednesday, but his family says he was shot after failing to answer questions from the officers.
The two cops attached to the Eldorado police station appeared briefly at the Protea Magistrates Court where they were formally charged with four counts: murder, defeating the ends of justice, discharging a firearm in public and using prohibited ammunition.
The State has warned that should the officers apply for bail, they will oppose it. They were remanded in custody and are due back in court on 10 September.