Lamoer: It's always been my plan to retire at 55

The announcement comes after SAPS announced Lamoer's contract would not be renewed.

FILE: Arno Lamoer. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Suspended Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer says it was always his plan to retire from the South African Police Service at the age of 55.

Lamoer will officially go into retirement at the end of the month.

His announcement comes after the SAPS announced his contract would not be renewed.

Lamoer would not comment on criminal charges of fraud and corruption against him, but told Eyewitness News he'll always be there for his former colleagues.

"I'm going on pension at the end of November and I'm glad I could serve my country and its people of for 35 years. I will always be there for police officers that need assistance, advice and I will be available for them."

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