The President took charge of the crisis, showed the authoritarians in Cabinet that he's still the boss, writes Adriaan Basson.
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The Office of the Public Protector will assess a complaint received regarding alleged political interference in the appointment of the Western Cape's top cop.
The procedure to appoint a new Western Cape police commissioner will begin from scratch, police have confirmed, angering Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz.
One of the Western Cape’s top cops has denied he was the voice in a recording allegedly soliciting a bribe from Cape Town underworld figure Nafiz Modack.
Allegations of sedition made against DA premier candidate Alan Winde and other high-ranking DA members over 10 years ago will be reinvestigated, say Western Cape police.
Top Western Cape police officer Major General Jeremy Vearey has been appointed as the province's deputy commissioner of crime detection – a position he was previously suddenly transferred from in a move which led him to take legal action to have it reversed.
A series of police investigations into underworld activities, which have been developing over months, are to result in court action over the next few months.
Dirty laundry tarnishing the image of the police - from national management to senior officers at provincial and station level - is being aired via court cases, legal matters and leaked allegations.
The police are keeping mum on whether the Western Cape’s Crime Intelligence head is properly qualified for the job, as it emerged in court this week that he apparently still has no security clearance and did not matriculate.
High-ranking Western Cape policeman says police and crime intelligence officers are conspiring with politicians and gangsters.
Western Cape Major-General Jeremy Vearey was only acting as deputy provincial commissioner for detective services, and was not entitled to keep the position, a lawyer has told the Labour Court.
Former ANC provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs has denied his party interfered in the process to appoint a new Western Cape police commissioner, a position which has been readvertised.
A Cape Town businessman recorded in what was reported to be the solicitation of a bribe on behalf of underworld figure Nafiz Modack has "emphatically" denied that the man on the other end of the line was Western Cape top cop Jeremy Vearey.
Part 1 outlined a spat between Western Cape cops and how it overlays divisions in the provincial underworld. In Part 2, claims by Radovan Krejcir lift this murky mix onto a national stage.
A complaint, lodged in March against Lieutenant General Peter Jacobs and Major General Jeremy Vearey, has been deemed unfounded.
The Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard that controversial businessman Nafiz Modack was recorded saying he works with high-ranking police officials and is effectively protected by two of the Western Cape's top cops.
A high-ranking Western Cape police officer, who recently succeeded in having his transfer set aside, is now up for another legal battle with police management.
Police are in a catch-22 situation involving a mammoth national firearms investigation, because if they link stolen police guns to shootings, they could also be held liable for the crimes, Major-General Jeremy Vearey says.
Police investigators paired up with SANDF generals to gather intelligence on how guns were stolen from military bases and then sold, it has emerged in court papers.
The Cape Town Labour Court has reserved judgment in the challenge by senior police officers Jeremy Vearey and Peter Jacobs to what they argue was a demotion.
Transferring major-generals Jeremy Vearey and Peter Jacobs to ''benign'' police clusters made no sense, the lawyer for the two has said in the Labour Court.
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