Gerrie Nel Biography: Salary, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Contacts, Fees, News

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Gerhard C. “Gerrie” Nel (born in 1961), a legal professional hailing from South Africa, held the position of an advocate and prosecutor for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) until January 2017. 

Widely recognized in legal circles, Nel is distinguished for his unwavering and determined courtroom demeanour, earning him the moniker “Bulldog.” Renowned for his reputation and expertise, Gerrie Nel is frequently entrusted with challenging and high-profile cases, showcasing his seasoned and capable legal prowess.

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Full Name: Gerhard C. Gerrie Nel
Stage Name: Gerrie Nel
Born: 1961 (age 63 years old)
Place of Birth: Limpopo, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: Hoërskool Piet Potgieter (1979)
Height: 1.61 m
Parents: Hendrik Petrus Nel, Gert Pieter Nel
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Married
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Lawyer • Advocate
Net Worth: $1 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Born in 1961 in Limpopo, a northern province of South Africa, Gerrie Nel is a distinguished South African attorney. His parents, Hendrik Petrus Nel and Gert Pieter Nel provided the foundation for his upbringing. 

After graduating from Horskool Piet Potgieter in Potgietersrus, Limpopo province, Nel pursued his passion for the law by enrolling in a prestigious institution in Pretoria in 1979. Fueled by a dedication to excellence, hard work, and a commitment to greatness, he completed his studies and emerged as an exceptional lawyer. 

Today, Gerrie Nel is regarded as one of South Africa’s most skilled legal professionals, known for his unwavering pursuit of justice and commitment to holding individuals accountable for their actions.


Gerrie Nel began his career as a prosecutor in 1984, starting as a junior prosecutor. Notably, he prosecuted Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Waluś for their roles in the assassination of anti-apartheid activist Chris Hani in 1993. Nel‘s commitment and competence led to his appointment as the Gauteng Regional Head of the NPA’s Directorate of Special Operations (Scorpions) business unit, a role he held from its inception in 1999 until its dissolution in 2009. Nel‘s diligence has garnered respect within the legal community throughout his career.

A prominent figure, Gerrie Nel, played a pivotal role in prosecuting Jackie Selebi, the former national police commissioner and Interpol president, leading to Selebi‘s corruption conviction in 2010. Recognizing his unwavering commitment to justice, the Association of State Advocates honoured Nel as Prosecutor of the Year in 2012.

In early 2017, an unnamed prosecutor at the NPA chose to resign, subsequently joining forces with AfriForum. This collaboration aimed to establish a new private prosecution unit dedicated to serving all South Africans impartially. The envisioned unit was anticipated to diligently safeguard the interests of every member of South African society.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2012 – Society of State Advocates Ukugqwesa Prosecutor of the Year Award
  • 2012 – International Association of Prosecutors Special Achievement Award

Social Media

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Personal Life

Gerrie Nel, a prosecutor, is 63, maybe married, and has children. However, there is no available information about his spouse or offspring. Considering his age, it is highly plausible for him to have children living with his wife at home.

Net Worth

Gerrie Nel is a well-known South African lawyer with a net worth of $1 million. He is generally regarded for his outstanding work as a prosecutor in some of South Africa’s most high-profile cases.

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