Lamoer case: More property could be frozen if all assets aren’t disclosed
The former police commissioner and four co-accused face 109 charges, including corruption and racketeering.
CAPE TOWN - Former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer and his co-accused in a corruption case could have more property frozen if it's found they have not disclosed all their assets.
When the five accused appeared in court on Tuesday, it emerged a provisional order to attach their assets was granted to the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) in November.
The accused face 109 charges, including corruption and racketeering.
Lawyers for the accused will be returning to court in two weeks time to argue against the provisional order being made final.
The order covers just over R1.5 million of the accused's assets, a bulk of it from Sharon and Kolindren Govender.
The accused's legal representatives complained to the court about the order.
Advocate William Booth for Saleem Dawjee says it came as a shock.
“We were not told about the forfeiture application. It was done behind closed doors. They should have approached us to let us know what they were going to do.”
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)