Jerry Botha was born in South Africa on his fathers farm. He lived there for 15 years before the farm being sold and moving to Turkey. Jerry finished school and spent a lot of his life learning and working on boats and cargo ships as a Ship Hand. As the outbreak was getting worse, Jerry fled using his boat knowledge to get away after the city. Unknowingly he lead straight to where the outbreak came from. He has been living in Chernarus for the last few years. Staying in the northern region living mostly in isolation and not meeting many people, using and learning new ways to survive and getting comfortable with firearms.