Former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer, Cape Town businessman Saleem Dawjee and three others appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. The men are facing 109 charges of corruption, money laundering, and racketeering.
EWN Reporter Shamiela Fisher was in court earlier. She says the trial was expected to begin on Tuesday, however, nothing much happened. Fisher says since the case begun about two years ago not much has been revealed.
Fisher adds that an advocate for three of the accused told the court that he would need more time to familiarise himself with the case, while another advocate will be attending to some financial issues.
The matter was therefore suspended for the trial to start next Monday. All the advocates have indicated they will be ready to proceed by then.— Shamiela Fisher, EWN Reporter
Fisher says the state alleges that since 2011 Dawjee used his position to advance his personal business interests.
These gratifications were in the form of cash, rented car payments, payments for holiday guest house accommodations, payments for clothing store accounts. It was also mentioned that Dawjee allegedly bought the governors daughter a vehicle during this period.— Shamiela Fisher, EWN Reporter
Fisher says the state has not revealed a lot about their case but it expected several police officers may be asked to testify.
Listen to the full report by EWN's Shamiela Fisher in the clip below: