Centurion - AfriForum has announced that its head of private prosecutions, and well-known advocate, Gerrie Nel will be assisting the family of Reshall Jimmy in a formal inquest that’s expected to be held before a High Court Judge in February 2019.
Reshall burned to death in his Ford Kuga while on holiday in Wilderness in December 2015.
The family then hired forensic experts who reportedly ascertained that the fire started with the car’s electronic wiring system behind the dashboard. Ford however denied this and has to date not claimed any form of responsibility for the fire.
AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit hopes to obtain a clear and unambiguous response from Ford on the status of the report that was conducted by the company’s own fire investigator Anthony Young.
“The criminal justice system of South Africa failed the victim in this case,” said Nel