Case against Arno Lamoer & co heads to High Court

The case was postponed to August when a pre-trial hearing will take place.

General Arno Lamoer (left) arrives for his trial for fraud and corruption at Goodwood Magistrates Court on 12 June 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The criminal case against suspended Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer and five co-accused has been postponed to 28 August, where the accused will face a pre-trial hearing.

They appeared in the Goodwood Magistrates Court this morning.

Lamoer turned himself over to authorities in April along with three other senior police officials and local two businessmen.

Prosecutor Billy Downer told the court the Western Cape Director of Public Prosecutions had decided to transfer the case to the High Court.

Lamoer handed himself over to authorities in April following a lengthy investigation into his alleged corrupt relationship with a businessman Mohamed Salim Dawjee.

Dawjee and his son Zameer allegedly bribed Lamoer and three senior police officers, Darius van der Ross, Kolindhren Govender and his wife Sharon.

Dawjee allegedly gave the suspended officers expensive gifts and cash.

In the indictment, the state said the pair paid for rented cars, holiday guest house accommodation, airline tickets and clothes, among other things.

They also bought the Govender's daughter a Renault Clio.

Lamoer and the three officers all benefitted to varying degrees.

The province's top cop received gratifications in excess of R75,000.

They're all facing 109 charges including corruption, racketeering and money laundering.