BREAKING: Gerrie Nel to join forces with AfriForum

Johannesburg - News24 reliably understands from three sources that career state advocate Gerrie Nel will be joining civil rights group AfriForum to pursue private prosecutions on their behalf.

Neither AfriForum or Nel has confirmed or denied this, however it is believed that this is a step for the organisation to strengthen its anti-corruption unit.

The National Prosecuting Authority confirmed that Nel had resigned on Monday.

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AfriForum enlisted the services of private investigator Paul O'Sullivan in October last year to conduct forensic investigations for them.