Veteran prosecutor Gerrie Nel has explained his decision to leave the NPA and enter the realm of private prosecution‚ saying his unit won’t only go after political high flyers. "Anyone who is allegedly involved in corruption‚ regardless of their standing in society‚ whether they are a public figure or not‚ will be prosecuted by us if they are not prosecuted by the NPA‚ especially if they meet the criteria for prosecution. "This not just about political prosecutions. It is about ensuring corruption is stopped and people are held to account‚" he said. Nel‚ who put Paralympian Oscar Pistorius behind bars‚ was speaking at the media conference in Pretoria where he explained his move to a new private prosecution hub within Afriforum. The Afrikaans lobby group is no stranger to the courts‚ having fought several cases involving affirmative action and university language policies‚ but this unit’s work would be a departure from Afriforum’s usual civil litigation focus. Nel said the decision w...

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