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Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
National Prosecuting Authority

Deputy Director
Public Prosecutions

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Mercury - NPA unveils new guidelines for prosecuting apartheid offenders

www.themercury.co.za [cached]

According to the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Gerhard Nel, the new policy seeks to ensure the prosecution of people who failed to use the amnesty provisions created by the TRC process.Nel told the National Assembly's Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development that even in cases where the National Directorate for Public Prosecutions might decide not to prosecute, victims and relatives could still pursue civil charges against individuals alleged to have wronged them under apartheid.

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However, Nel said the NPA, working with other government agencies, such as the National Intelligence Agency, would still leave its door open for people who were willing to help unearth the truth about past mysteries.
This would include people who were willing to assist the state by providing evidence that would lead to a successful prosecution, but granting them indemnity would remain a prerogative of the courts, depending on the usefulness of the evidence given.Such people, however, would still be vulnerable to civil claims, he said.


Star - New chance to come clean on atrocities

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The Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Gerhard Nel, said yesterday that the new policy sought to ensure the prosecution of people who failed to use the amnesty provisions created by the TRC process

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Nel told the National Assembly's portfolio committee on justice and constitutional development that even in cases where the national director of public prosecutions might decide not to prosecute, victims and relatives could still pursue civil charges against individuals alleged to have wronged them under apartheid.
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However, Nel said the NPA, working with other government agencies such as the National Intelligence Agency, would still leave its door open for people who were willing to help unearth the truth about the conflicts of the past.


SABCnews.com - south_africa/crime1justice

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Briefing Parliament's justice portfolio committee, Gerhard Nel, the deputy director of public prosecutions, said it was impossible to predict how many cases would arise.

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While it also made provision for plea and sentencing agreements, it did not amount in any way to an amnesty process, Nel said.


World lawyers criticise SA prosecution amendments : Mail & Guardian Online

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While making provision for special plea and sentencing agreements with the state, the directives did not amount to an amnesty process for perpetrators, deputy director of public prosecutions, Gerhard Nel, said in January when briefing Parliament's justice portfolio committee on the amendments.


The Herald Online **News**

www.epherald.co.za [cached]

The amendments, which gave wide-ranging discretion to the public prosecutions director on whether or not to prosecute those who did not apply for or did not receive amnesty from the TRC, did not amount to an amnesty process for perpetrators, deputy public prosecutions director Gerhard Nel said at the time. - Sapa

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