Twitter furious with Gerrie Nel's move to AfriForum

31 January 2017 - 13:50 By TimesLIVE
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Photo file.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Photo file.

twitter has reacted with shock at the news that Advocate Gerrie Nel‚ who has resigned from the National Prosecuting Authority on Monday, is joining Afriforum.

Initially when the news broke he had resigned there was mixed reaction on Twitter:

  • Top prosecutor Gerrie Nel resigns‚ shocks South AfricaState Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has quit‚ citing "other interests" when he gave notice to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). However‚ questions about his possible motive are rapidly mounting. 


Nel's most notable cases include: the former Paralympian and convicted killer Oscar Pistorius‚ who gunned down his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. He took down Jackie Selebi, the man who was South Africa's top cop and head of Interpol In 2010. Nel worked as a junior prosecutor in the cases of former Apartheid-era MP Clive Derby-Lewis and Polish migrant Janusz Walus‚ who were jailed for the assassination of Chris Hani.

  • Gerrie Nel's 3 biggest trials - and the ones who got awayAdvocate Gerrie Nel‚ who has resigned from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)‚ dubbed "The Pitbull" for his never-back-down attitude during cross-examination of witnesses‚ worked on some of the biggest cases in South Africa during his 35 year career as a prosecutor.

The mood changed however when Mzansi discovered that he would be moving joining Afriforum to head the unions private prosecution team.

  • Gerrie Nel to join forces with Afriforum to head private prosecution teamAdvocate Gerrie Nel‚ who today resigned as a prosecutor‚ is to head a private prosecution team which AfriForum is currently establishing‚ TimesLIVE has learnt.