About a hundred people gathered outside St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town for a march to parliament on Wednesday, to demand the reinstatement of top cop Jeremy Vearey. The former Head of Detectives in the Western Cape, was fired about two weeks ago for bringing the police service into disrepute[…]
Information from a docket into one of the most impactful underworld gang murders in the Western Cape was apparently leaked, one of several leaks in high-profile police investigations. Probes in which confidential information was spread include that into the January 2016 killing of Nathaniel “Nigger” Moses, who was suspected to[…]
An investigation has been ordered into the leaking of messages from a high-level policing chat group, which has highlighted apparent fractures dividing the Western Cape’s top tier of police officers. At the centre of the probe is a leaked screengrab of WhatsApp messages between police cluster commanders, as well as[…]
In recent weeks, Capetonians have voiced their anger at the discovery of the illegal sale of firearms to gangs of the Cape Flats. The case laid to rest a three-year investigation that culminated in the conviction of ex-policeman Chris Prinsloo and the subsequent arrest of a 41-year-old Cape Town businessman,[…]
In what must rank as one of the most successful operations in post-apartheid South Africa, a police colonel who controlled the Gauteng firearms register was sent to jail for 18 years last week. Colonel Chris Lodewyk Prinsloo pleaded guilty in the Bellville Regional Court to over 20 charges of racketeering,[…]
A Cape Town police officer has been arrested for allegedly microwaving the blood samples of drunken driving suspects at a police station, Western Cape police said on Thursday. The cop, 45, was arrested when he reported for duty at the Pinelands police station on Thursday morning, deputy provincial commissioner of[…]
There is no greater asset to police in the fight against gangs in the Western Cape than the communities gangs terrorize. So said provincial police cluster commander Major-General Jeremy Veary, speaking on the final day of the 35th Crimestoppers International Conference in Cape Town. Veary, who is also the head[…]
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