Crime Intelligence leadership battle heads to court

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Peter Jacobs. (Jan Gerber, News24)
Peter Jacobs. (Jan Gerber, News24)

Embattled police Crime Intelligence (CI) head Peter Jacobs – who faces suspension over serious misconduct allegations – has taken his fight to the halls of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Jacobs, alongside five high-ranking officers under his command, are at the centre of a leadership purge in the division, rooted in claims that they unlawfully used the division's Secret Services Account – a shadowy slush fund used to bankroll covert operations – to purchase Covid-19 personal protective equipment.

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