Major General Jeremy Vearey spoke to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about an affidavit by Colonel Charl Kinnear, in which he claims that elements in the police are misusing state resources to tarnish the reputation of fellow police officers.
Vearey is one of those being targeted by the alleged smear campaign and he says journalists were used in propelling this.
He claims that a TimesLive journalist, whose name he would not disclose, was roped in to write discrediting articles that tarnished their names.
According to Vearey this is the kind of methodology that was used to discredit Major General Johan Booysen, General Anwa Dramat and Ivan Pillay.
They peddle a lot of rumours out in the public domain, generate a need for an investigation and people get moved out of circulation while that happens and they use certain media to do that.— Major General Jeremy Vearey, deputy commissioner of crime detection
The journalist in question is someone who identified himself as working for the TimeLive, Sunday Times in particular.— Major General Jeremy Vearey, deputy commissioner of crime detection
The newspaper wants to deny that this person is a journalist but unfortunately, we have photographic proof and everything that we are going to include in the report.— Major General Jeremy Vearey, deputy commissioner of crime detection
Vearey explained how these allegations against him began and how an investigation against him has been instigated and, he says, involves certain politicians.
To hear the full explanation by Jeremy Veary, listen below: