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WC top cop calls corruption claims a political smear campaign against him

The commander of the Western Cape police's anti-gang unit has accused gang leaders and politicians of launching a smear campaign against him.

This is a political attack against a senior police officer by politicians, and it converges with both physical threats and attacks by gang leaders whom these politicians meet with.

Major General Jeremy Vearey, Head of Saps' Operation Combat

Major-General Jeremy Vearey says the political attack has been spurred by his work in fighting organised crime.

According to Vearey, three separate affidavits have emerged implicating him in corrupt activities and gang relationships.

Vearey is accused of working with Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and accepting R2 million from him.

He has dismissed the claims and says the allegations against him are yet another attempt by Community Safety MEC Dan Plato to tarnish his image.

He says a similar dossier was compiled against him in 2012, and is being "repackaged" now.

Vearey adds that there is a DVD in which Plato and others plot to manufacture allegations against him.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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