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EXTRACT | Caryn Dolley's 'To the wolves': The deeply textured background of Jeremy Vearey

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Cover of 'To the Wolves'
Cover of 'To the Wolves'

Top cop Jeremy Vearey was axed earlier this month following a disciplinary process after he was charged with misconduct charges over a series of Facebook posts, in which he was accused of tarnishing the image of national commissioner Khehla Sitole. In her latest book 'To the Wolves', investigative journalist Caryn Dolley delves into the true-life story of how South Africa’s underworld came to be, what continues to fuel it today, and how the deception and lies go all the way to the top. In the extract below Dolley examines the tension between Vearey and the police.

As violence stalked Cape Town, and Lincoln-related legal matters slowly unwound, his colleague Jeremy Vearey also found himself in a situation that would lead to years of tension within the police. Like Lincoln, Vearey had been a Western Cape-based MK operative. While Lincoln was said to have once been a wildcard cop, Vearey was consistently viewed as one. Some cops saw him as a maverick leader, others were of the same wary opinion – Vearey had a brilliant, sharp mind, but could not be trusted.

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