Adv. Gerrie Nel, Head of AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit, announced today that he and his team withdrew from the judicial inquest into the death of Reshall Jimmy. Jimmy died in December 2015 when the Ford Kuga he was driving burst into flames. Nel led the inquest into Jimmy’s death on behalf of the Jimmy family.
“The interest of the family was appropriately dealt with and we are satisfied that the inquest is proceeding in a way that justice will prevail,” says Andrew Leask, Investigator at AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit.
Judge Robert Henney indicated that he wanted to hear more witnesses and would then conclude the inquest in order to make his findings. Judge Henney also thanked AfriForum’s team for assisting the Court in this matter.
“We took on this matter with, amongst others, the aim of dispelling baseless rumours and are now convinced that the evidence led thus far excludes any indication linking the death of the deceased to any criminality or suicide, or that Jimmy was murdered – as was rumoured at the commencement of the inquest,” says Leask.
The Jimmy family will attend proceedings whenever possible and Nel and his team will be available to offer further assistance and formal attendance when required.