About one hundred Capetonians marched through the streets of Cape Town on Wednesday, June 9, in support of top cop Jeremy Vearey.
Vearey was dismissed on Friday, May 28, for allegedly bringing the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the reputation of the National Commissioner, Kehla Sitole, into disrepute after he allegedly posted derogatory statements on social media which police reports say were aimed at Sitole.
Meanwhile, the campaign with the hashtag #JusticeForJeremy, has gained momentum on social media across South Africa as more than 1 400 people joined the Facebook group called, ‘Hands off the people’s General’.
As reported by IOL, one of the organisers, Reverend Michael Weeder, dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, indicated that the constitutional integrity of the republic has been bullied by men and women who have trampled on the people’s rights.
According to Weeder, the police stand accused, judged by the laws they were meant to uphold, and contemptuous of the very people they should serve and protect, as over the past decade, many attacks were orchestrated against dedicated policemen and women of integrity.
The group also marched to Parliament to hand over a memorandum of grievances addressed to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Picture: Facebook/ Hands off the people’s general