Decision to charge Lamoer ‘still pending’

Lamoer has been investigated for an allegedly corrupt relationship with a Cape Town businessman.

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

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Director of Public Prosecutions says a decision on whether or not to charge the province's police chief for corruption and racketeering is still pending.

Yesterday, Media24 reported the prosecuting body had already taken a decision to criminally charge Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer.

Lamoer has been under investigation in connection with an allegedly corrupt relationship with a Cape Town businessman.

Public prosecutions director, Rodney de Kock, says his office has received the files on Lamoer, but no decision has been taken on whether to charge him.

Hawks officials have been investigating Lamoer's allegedly corrupt relationship with Mohamed Salim Dawjee.

Dawjee has allegedly given senior SAPS members expensive gifts and money.

The probe into Lamoer and other top SAPS officials began when Western Cape crime intelligence officers obtained a court order to intercept telephone calls between Lamoer and Dawjee.

Lamoer's office has refused to comment on the issue.