Twitter furious with Gerrie Nel's move to AfriForum
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 Africa State 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.
Happy for #GerrieNel. He'll get to breathe and focus on doing his work, exceptionally as always, away from the likes of Masipa.— Gugu gwen Masondo (@GuguGwenMasondo) January 31, 2017
We dont have #GerrieNel anymore and we dont have Thuli Madonsela anymore, so what must to can happen satafrika?— African Doll❤ (@dineosworld) January 31, 2017
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 away Advocate 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 team Advocate Gerrie Nel‚ who today resigned as a prosecutor‚ is to head a private prosecution team which AfriForum is currently establishing‚ TimesLIVE has learnt.
Gerrie Nel is going to release all the files to Afriforum. pic.twitter.com/EU7l7B7pmM— Lwazi (@Lwazi_MD) January 31, 2017
Remember O'Sullivan said he's coming for every top cop in SA, including the president? Gerrie Nel's move makes sense since re: his NPA hstry— #TheBlackWendy (@Mfondiny) January 31, 2017
Gerrie Nel is joining the Afriforum?Wow guys. <a href="https://t.co/SwQO1qW4Lx">pic.twitter.com/SwQO1qW4Lx</a></p>— Lindokuhle Mbali (@Lindo_Mtshali) <a href="https://twitter.com/Lindo_Mtshali/status/826359821700104192">January 31, 2017</a></blockquote><script charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">
Afriforum like really #GerrieNel— jacob (@vusumuzijacob) January 31, 2017
And Gerrie Nel nou, I mean the guy is so rrsprcted but joining a racist Afriforum is shocking— IG: Sepjeshe (@Sepjeshe) January 31, 2017
#GerrieNel to join Afriforum, so much for fighting for justice— The Comforter (@Clipastro) January 31, 2017
#GerrieNel AfriForum is a Union for the whites its how they operate to get away with Capitalism— Gomza (@Gomolem48679178) January 31, 2017</p><p =""><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GerrieNel?src=hash">#GerrieNel</a> is joining Afrikaansforum. Disappointment, MAJOR disappointment!</p>— Sbonelo Hlophe (@SboneloHlophe) <a href="https://twitter.com/SboneloHlophe/status/826361240066916352">January 31, 2017</a></blockquote><script charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">
I will never see Gerrie Nel the same way i did, i can never trust him again.— Mr.Mnyazi (@SandaFresha) January 31, 2017