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Nateniël Julies: Witness who had gone AWOL surfaces, says she fled her home out of fear

Caylene Whiteboy, Simon Ndyalvane and Vorster Netshiangolo seem in courtroom. (Photo by Gallo Images/OJ Koloti)

  • A key witness within the Nateniël Julies homicide trial has been warned to seem in courtroom after failing to take action.
  • Tahirah Kaldine failed to seem in courtroom on Monday and Tuesday as anticipated.
  • She claimed that she was afraid to testify in courtroom. 

A witness who went AWOL earlier than the trial of the law enforcement officials accused of murdering Nateniël Julies has surfaced and was anticipated to provide testimony on Monday and Tuesday.

Tahirah Kaldine, 21, was alleged to have given testimony when the trial began on Monday, however failed to point out up, forcing Judge Ramarumo Monama to problem a warrant for her arrest.

Dressed in a pair of blue denims, matching jacket and black sneakers, Kaldine introduced herself to the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg sitting in Palm Ridge on Friday.

The visibly shaken and teary-eyed Kaldine informed Monama that she failed to return to courtroom as a result of she was afraid.

She mentioned when the trial started on Monday, she ran away from her parental home in Eldorado Park.

Kaldine mentioned:

I used to be simply scared. I do not know why I ran away from home.

Monama later cancelled her warrant of arrest, however warned her to be in courtroom or face arrest.

“The warrant is cancelled. I want you to understand if anybody threatens you, please inform the investigating officer. Whether the person threatening you is a police member or community member, you must bring that information to my attention,” Monama mentioned.

Kaldine was warned to be again in courtroom on 13 October.

READ | Nateniël Julies: Warrant of arrest issued for state witness who did not pitch as much as testify

She was accompanied by her mom, Tasneem Kaldine, who had earlier testified that she noticed a police officer pulling Julies from beneath a truck after he had been fatally shot.

Tasneem mentioned the officer then loaded Julies’ physique into the again of a police van and drove away with {the teenager}, who was later licensed lifeless upon arrival on the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on 26 August final year.

Tasneem claimed she was at her home when she heard a loud bang that she thought appeared like an explosion.

Eldorado Park law enforcement officials Sergeant Simon Scorpion Ndyalvane, Sergeant Foster Netshiongolo and Constable Caylene Whiteboy are standing trial for allegedly killing Julies and for tampering with proof.

They have pleaded not responsible to costs of homicide, accessary after the very fact to homicide, illegal possession of ammunition, perjury and defeating the ends of justice.

The trial continues on 11 October.

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