Arno Lamoer due back in court today

The former Western Cape Police Commissioner faces a number of charges, including corruption.

FILE: General Arno Lamoer outside the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer will be back in the dock in the Western Cape High Court this morning.

Lamoer, three senior police officers and a Cape Town businessman are facing 109 charges including corruption and racketeering.

They were arrested in April last year and are all out on bail. Today's appearance will be the fourth pre-trial hearing.

The delay in setting a trial date has been 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.

In February, Brigadiers Kolindren and Sharon Govender and Darius van der Ross failed to convince the Western Cape High that the state should foot their legal bills.

If there is no appeal, lawyers could move forward with the corruption trial.

The SAPS officials allegedly received cash and expensive gifts from businessman Mohammed Saleem Dawjee in exchange for special treatment.