Public Protector assessing whether to probe Western Cape top cop appointment process

2019-11-12 17:58

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.

MEC slams decision to readvertise Western Cape top cop job

2019-10-28 17:27

The procedure to appoint a new Western Cape police commissioner will begin from scratch, police have confirmed, angering Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz.

Top Cape cop denies being voice in alleged bribe recording

2019-10-14 15:00

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.

Sedition investigation into DA premier candidate, high-ranking members reopened more than a decade later

2019-02-22 18:28

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 Cape cop appointed head of detectives after ‘demotion’ spat

2018-04-12 19:37

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.

Underworld crackdown - several more cases headed to court

2017-12-18 17:13

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.

A criminal case, sexting saga and ‘compromised’ cops - problems rocking the police

2017-08-08 11:17

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.

Police won't say if Western Cape Crime Intelligence head has security clearance for job

2017-08-04 20:26

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.

'Amateur' Crime Intelligence officers intentionally derailing high-level probes, claims top Cape cop

2017-05-23 18:09

High-ranking Western Cape policeman says police and crime intelligence officers are conspiring with politicians and gangsters.

Vearey never permanent head of WCape detectives, Labour Court told

2017-05-05 13:59

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.


ANC denies interfering in Western Cape top cop appointment process

2019-10-29 16:18

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.

Businessman in alleged bribe recording denies he was speaking to top Cape cop

2019-10-15 15:58

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.

SAPS Wars Part 2: It ain't over till the fat Czech sings

2019-03-07 08:16

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.

EXCLUSIVE: More apparent attempts to target Crime Intelligence head and top detective revealed

2018-07-25 17:37

A complaint, lodged in March against Lieutenant General Peter Jacobs and Major General Jeremy Vearey, has been deemed unfounded.

REVEALED: Court hears identities of 'high-ranking' cops allegedly working with underworld figure Modack

2018-01-02 14:07

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.

National police refuse to budge in top cop's 'demotion' case

2017-08-22 10:33

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.

SAPS could be liable for crimes committed with stolen police guns

2017-08-07 14:20

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.

Military intelligence, frozen funds and 5 000 guns: Details of national firearms probe

2017-08-04 16:39

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.

Judgment reserved in WCape top cops' labour dispute

2017-05-05 22:24

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.

'Ulterior' motive behind transfer of two top WCape cops, court hears

2017-05-04 16:39

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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