Johannesburg – National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams ordered an investigation into advocate Gerrie Nel and other senior prosecutors just three days before Nel resigned.
Abrahams asked a senior prosecutor in KwaZulu-Natal to provide him with a progress report relating to a complaint lodged against Nel and three senior advocates, for bringing the administration of justice into disrepute.
News24 has learnt that Nel was part of a complaint a Laudium businessman laid against him and the prosecutors in Pretoria.
Nel resigned on Monday to join lobby group AfriForum as head of its private prosecutions unit.
The complaint, which was registered on December 20 last year, relates to an allegation of tampering with evidence.