Phiyega to meet WC authorities over Lamoer's replacement

Phiyega’s office announced Lamoer’s contract won’t be renewed when it expires in two months.

FILE: National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - It is unclear when Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega will meet with Western Cape government officials' authorities, including Premier Helen Zille, to discuss who will be replacing suspended South African Police Service (SAPS) provincial chief Arno Lamoer.

Phiyega's office this week announced Lamoer's contract won't be renewed when it expires in two months' time.

The Western Cape top cop is currently embroiled in a criminal case.

Phiyegah is required to consult with Zille and the Provincial Community Safety MEC, to find a replacement for Lamoer.

The police's Solomon Makgale says if no agreement is reached, Phiyega will be required to take up the matter with the police minister.

"That process hasn't started yet but what is key is that there's management in place leading the province and they're doing good work."

Lamoer along with three other senior SAPS members are accused of having a corrupt relationship with a Cape Town businessman.

They're accused of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

They allegedly received money and expensive gifts from Mohamed Saleem Dawjee in exchange for special treatment.