Former top cop Arno Lamoer's corruption case resumes

Lamoer, three other former senior police officers & a businessman have been charged with corruption and racketeering.

FILE: This file photo shows former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer and his corruption co-accused are back in court on Tuesday.

Lamoer, three other former senior police officers, and a businessman have been charged with corruption and racketeering.

Judge Robert Henney will preside over a fourth attempt at a pre-trial hearing in what could be the last hurdle before the trial kicks off.

Defense lawyers and the State prosecutor had provisionally agreed on a trial date in March.

Lamoer, Darius van der Ross, Saleem Dawjee and Kolindren and Sharon Govender will answer to 109 charges.

It's alleged the former South African Police Service employees received expensive gifts and cash amounting to millions of rand from Dawjee in exchange for favours.

The State claims to have crime intelligence recordings that implicate them.