Arno Lamoer trial expected to get underway

Former Western Cape police chief Arno Lamoer and his four co-accused face more than a hundred criminal charges, including counts of corruption and money laundering.

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

CAPE TOWN – The trial against former Western Cape police chief Arno Lamoer and his co-accused is expected to get underway on Tuesday.

Lamoer and his four co-accused face more than a hundred criminal charges, including counts of corruption and money laundering.

After nearly two years, Lamoer and his four co-accused will answer to the 109 charges against them.

They are accused of accepting money and expensive gifts from businessman Saleem Dawjee in exchange for special treatment.

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

Earlier this year, it emerged that Lamoer and his co-accused could have more property frozen if it’s found they have not disclosed all their assets.

When the five accused appeared in court in January, it emerged that a provisional order to attach their assets was granted to the Asset Forfeiture Unit in November.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)