A group of protesters opposed to the dismissal of former Western Cape head of detectives Jeremy Vearey has gathered outside St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town to march to parliament to demand his reinstatement.
The group will be marching to Parliament to hand over a memorandum of grievances addressed to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Protest organiser Reverend Michael Weeder dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, said the dismissal of Jeremy Vearey is a symptom of a broader crisis with the SA Police Service.
“Over the past decade, we have witnessed orchestrated attacks on dedicated police men and women of integrity, including those on station command and the most recent example of which has been the dismissal of Major-General Vearey,” said Weeder.
The reverend has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa and National Assembly Speaker Thandi Moside to establish some kind of public hearings looking into the state of policing in South Africa.
Vearey was axed after a disciplinary hearing, for allegedly criticising National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole on Facebook and bringing the SAPS into disrepute.