Gerrie Nel

Gerrie Nel aims sights at Jacob Zuma inner circle

Top gun Gerrie Nel‚ now working as a private prosecutor for a civil rights group‚ is aiming at a close associate of “Number One”. In a short advisory on Wednesday‚ the advocate and AfriForum announced they will “tomorrow make an announcement about the private prosecution of a very prominent person[…]

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Grace Mugabe under fire for ‘assault’

Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe still hopes for diplomatic immunity as pressure grows for her to be charged with assault. Legal and professional opinion agreed on the irregularity of Mugabe’s claims for diplomatic immunity on an assault charge. Former state prosecutor Gerrie Nel and lobby group AfriForum stepped in to[…]

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Hawks take aim at Gerrie Nel

Controversial Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza is gunning for top prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who is largely credited with ensuring Oscar Pistorius was convicted for Reeva Steenkamp’s murder. Ntlemeza is understood to be implicating Nel in the controversy over the alleged “rogue” unit at the South African Revenue Service. The Sunday Independent[…]

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Too much mercy for Oscar: Nel

The High Court in Pretoria showed “too much mercy” to Oscar Pistorius in sentencing him to five years for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp, the State argued on Tuesday. “I say with utmost respect, too much mercy is shown,” prosecutor Gerrie Nel argued in the State’s application for leave to appeal[…]

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Nel seeks to discredit defence witnesses

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel tried to discredit two of the witnesses called by Oscar Pistorius’s defence in sentencing procedures in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. Barry Roux, for Pistorius, called three witnesses on Monday — the athlete’s psychologist Dr Lore Hartzenberg, his manager Petrus van Zyl, and correctional services[…]

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