- Advocate Gerrie Nel is preparing to privately prosecute the leader of a well-known political party
- Nel will announce the identity of the politician on Thursday morning
- In January 2017 Nel resigned as a state prosecutor in order to head a private prosecution team established by AfriForum
Advocate Gerrie Nel is preparing to privately prosecute the leader of a well-known political party. He will reveal the identity of the politician on Thursday morning.
Nel resigned as a state prosecutor in January 2017 to head a private prosecution team established by civil rights group AfriForum.
The team’s stated focus would be to pursue prosecutions where the state had failed or refused to prosecute.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the team’s first case was the high-profile matter involving former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma.
Zuma crashed his Porsche into a taxi on the M1 freeway in Johannesburg in 2014. The accident killed the passenger Phumzile Dube.
Since Nel took charge of the matter the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said it was reconsidering its previous decision not to prosecute Zuma on charges of culpable homicide.
The team has in the past threatened to take legal action against EFF leader Julius Malema, most recently after he allegedly made racist remarks at a political rally in March.
Malema allegedly said white people should be glad that the EFF did not call for a genocide.
The as-yet-unnamed politician will be the team’s second prosecution.
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