Trial of former WC top cop Arno Lamoer hits another delay

Former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer and his co-accused face 109 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

Former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN – The corruption trial against former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer and his co-accused, has been postponed for a week.

Lamoer, Cape Town businessman Saleem Dawjee and three others, appeared in the Western Cape High Court Tuesday.

They face 109 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

Arno Lamoer, Kolindren and Sharon Govender, Darius van der Ross, along with Dawjee, briefly appeared in courtroom 20.

The much-anticipated trial was supposed to get underway on Tuesday morning but it’s hit another delay.

The court has heard an advocate for three of the accused needs more time to familiarise himself with the case.

Lamoer and three of the accused, are accused of taking money and expensive gifts from Dawjee in exchange for special treatment.

The trial will now start next Monday.