The former head of detectives in the Western Cape, Jeremy Vearey and his family has gone into hiding until the police provide him with adequate security.
This week the Western Cape High Court ordered the police to reinstate security detail to protect Jeremy Vearey, who is expected to testify in an upcoming high-profile “guns to gangs” criminal matter.
The court ordered that two tactical response team members be assigned to Vearey and that when Vearey had to testify in court matters and when he travelled, they would, by prior arrangement, provide him with four tactical response team members.
However, on Saturday, Vearey said two officers reported for duty with one vehicle.
“I therefore remain in hiding with my family away from home and will continue to do so until the SAPS (South African Police Service) can read and implement the High Court order properly, let alone implement it without malice or further deliberately recklessly endanger my life.”
“I have lived an underground existence before while in MK (Umkhonto weSizwe) and the ANC’s Department of Intelligence and Security under apartheid. I will continue to do even more so now to protect my family.”
“This is about a life and death struggle for survival against the politics of organised crime, and will be responded to accordingly, SAPS protection notwithstanding,” he said on Saturday.