IPID completes Lamoer probe

The National Prosecuting Authority will now make a decision on the matter.

Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is set to make a decision regarding Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer's tipping off scandal involving National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) on Tuesday completed its investigation and submitted a report to the Director of Public Prosecutions for a decision.

This was confirmed IPID's Moses Dlamini.

The police watchdog was investigating claims that Phiyega allegedly informed Lamoer about probes against him on three occasions.

Phiyega previously denied the allegations.

It is understood Phiyega and Lamoer's telephone conversations were legally recorded by Crime Intelligence operatives.

Lamoer is being investigated by the Hawks for his alleged corrupt relationship with well-known businessman Saliem Dawjee, whose company reportedly benefited from doing business with police.

He is also believed to have links with a Cape Town drug dealer.

Phiyega's spokesperson has declined to comment.