Arno Lamoer corruption case postponed again

Lamoer’s case has been postponed for another pre-trial hearing in May.

General Arno Lamoer checks his phone outside the Western Cape High Court for his pre-trial conference. Lamoer and three police officials and the Dawjee men face 109 charges between them, including fraud and corruption. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Former Western Cape top cop Arno Lamoer is no closer to standing trial in the High Court than he was last year.

His corruption case has been postponed for another pre-trial hearing in May.

The delay is to allow three of Lamoer's co-accused time to challenge the national police commissioner's decision to deny them legal representation at the state's expense.

Lamoer, Kolindren and Sharon Govender, Darius van der Ross Mohammed Saleem Dawjee appeared briefly in the Western Cape High Court this morning.

Together they face 109 charges including corruption and racketeering.

The South African Police Service officials allegedly received cash and expensive gifts from Dawjee in exchange for special treatment.

Next Friday lawyers representing the Govenders' and van der Ross will present argument in support of their application for the state to pay their legal bills.