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SA’s Advocate Gerrie Nel to educate locals on how to achieve successful prosecutions

SA’s Advocate Gerrie Nel to educate locals on how to achieve successful prosecutions

Head of Civil Rights at AfriForum, Advocate Gerrie Nel, will facilitate a workshop on, ‘Case Law in Government: Achieving successful prosecutions,’ on 9 to 10 April, at Safari Court and Hotel.

Nel in a statement this week promised to equip the participants with the ability to deal with the many variables with regard to case law in government by examining the do’s and don’ts. Participants will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Nel will also tackle issues like forensic investigations, evaluating the impact of the electronic age, featuring practical examples in dealing with fraud and corruption, a case study day looking at NDPP versus David Cunningham King, the State versus Selebi, cross examining and practical real life examples and tackling the state capture and integrit.

Nel said every country relies on law enforcement structures, policies and procedures to govern its people.

“More importantly the application of these laws is imperative in all sectors to root out corruption and ensure the country is stable in all aspects,” he said.

Nel is currently the Head of Civil Rights at AfriForum and according to him he decided to accept the position because he was concerned over the National Prosecuting Agency of South Africa’s tendency towards selective prosecutions and that everyone was seemingly not equal before the law.

“I believe in the supreme authority of the law and AfiForum’s newly founded private prosecuting unit gives me the opportunity to help ensure that justice triumphs from within the civilian society, irrespective of the position of the person who is guilty of corruption,” he concluded.

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