Lamoer co-accused Dajwee 'too sick' to stand trial

Judge Rosheni Allie received a letter from Dawjee's doctors, saying the businessman is too ill to attend court proceedings.

Businessman Mohamed Saleem Dawjee. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – Businessman Saleem Dajwee who's accused of corruption along with former Western Cape police boss, Arno Lamoer and three others, is apparently too sick to stand trial.

Dawjee, Lamoer and former South African Police Service Brigadiers Darius van der Ross, Sharon and Kolindren Govender face 109 charges including money laundering and racketeering.

The ex-police officers are alleged to have accepted cash and gifts from Dawjee in exchange for “special treatment”.

Judge Rosheni Allie received a letter from Dawjee's doctors saying the businessman is too ill to attend court proceedings.

It states the businessman has been hospitalised indefinitely.

The judge wants the accused's doctors to present the court with a detailed report about his health and when he can appear again.

The State is likely to arrange for another doctor to examine Dawjee and determine whether he's fit to stand trial.

The matter has been postponed until next Wednesday.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)