Lamoer allegations: MEC meets top cops

WC police commissioner is accused of a corrupt relationship with a CT businessman.

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says he has been assured by top provincial police that the recent damning allegations against their commissioner have not affected crime fighting efforts on the ground.

Commissioner Arno Lamoer has been accused of being involved in a corrupt relationship with a well-known Cape Town businessman whose identity is known to Eyewitness News .

This allegation came to light after reports that National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega allegedly tipped-off Lamoer that he was being investigated by the Crime Intelligence Unit.

Plato met with provincial police management on Tuesday morning.

Lamoer was not present instead his deputy commissioners met with Plato.

Plato says while the officers have assured him policing continues unaffected and the South African Police Service (SAPS) is stable, he will continue to monitor the situation.

Lamoer has refused to comment on his alleged illicit relationship with the businessman in question.

He has referred all inquiries to national police management.