South African celebrities have joined the masses in demanding justice for 16-year-old slain Eldorado Park teenager Nathaniel Julius.Mzansi Celebs Wants Justice For Nathaniel Julius Who Was Killed By A Police Officer #JusticeforNathanielJulius
TimesLIVE reported that Nathaniel was shot and died on Wednesday. The death of the 16-year-old, who had Down syndrome, has led to clashes between police and community members angered by his death.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) confirmed that a probe has been launched into Nathaniel’s death. Gauteng Premier David Makhura said the boy was killed in the crossfire of a shoot-out between the SA police and a gang in the area.
Rapper AKA lashed out at the murder of the teen, asking police what explanation they could possibly have to justify why he was shot and killed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has passed sincerely condolences to the family of Nathaniel Julius and the broader community of Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, After the shooting by a police officer of the teenager with disability.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and neighbours of Nathaniel who has, as a 16-year-old, been deprived of a future and whose tragic death has given rise to anger and unrest in a community that deserves better,” Ramaphosa said.
nathaniel julius, a 16-year old boy who lived with down syndrome, was shot and killed by police for eating a cookie by a tuck shop. they then dropped his body by a hospital and his story was tampered with, saying he was involved with gang activities. #JusticeforNathanielJulius pic.twitter.com/xcYCuW4iYm
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