Hawks financial investigator testifies in case against corrupt top cop

The Western Cape High Court has heard how Cape Town businessman Saleem Dawjee allegedly paid out a million rand to senior provincial police officers currently on trial for corruption.

A Hawks financial investigator has testified in the corruption trial of former provincial top cop Arno Lamoer, Darius van der Ross as well as Sharon and Kolindren Govender.

The group has pleaded not guilty to 109 charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering relating to alleged kickback worth 1 point R6 million.

Xolani Koyana has been following developments on the story.

Wessels painted a picture of people living way beyond their means.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

They earned between about R30 000 and R50 000 a month but the court heard how they were spending way more than that.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

The one accused, for instance, bought a car for about R420 000 and how she actually acquired that car was getting Saliem Dawjee to stand surety for her.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

He does seem to have big pockets. We heard today that his [Lamoer] company makes about R43 million in one year.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

Click below to listen to the full report...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Can body corporates increase levies willy nilly?

Can body corporates increase levies willy nilly?

What do you do if your body corporate just informs you that levies will be going up without any form of prior discussions?

Mitchells Plain Hospital to sterilise 67 women for #Mandela100

Mitchells Plain Hospital to sterilise 67 women for #Mandela100

Some of these women have been waiting for years to have access to this procedure which will be made a reality on Saturday.

Zwelihle residents not happy with Bheki Cele, wanted him to leave

Zwelihle residents not happy with Bheki Cele, wanted him to leave

Police minister visited Zwelihle in Hermanus amidst violent protests but he was chased out because he didn't want to hear them out.

Gerrie Nel confident Thandi Modise will be prosecuted for animal cruelty

Gerrie Nel confident Thandi Modise will be prosecuted for animal cruelty

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel says that people can’t be sheltered from prosecution based on who they are or their political party.

Former top cop Arno Lamoer's corruption trial delayed

Former top cop Arno Lamoer's corruption trial delayed

Former Western Cape Police Commissioner and others face 109 charges of corruption, money laundering, and racketeering.

Western Cape Police Commissioner granted R5000 bail

Western Cape Police Commissioner granted R5000 bail

Top cop, Arno Lamoer appeared in court on multiple charges. He is on R5000 bail and will appear again on 12 June.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

Helen Zille responds to alleged comments made by Lindiwe Mazibuko at a dinner, saying she's doing the same to Musi Maimane.

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

Waitress praised for standing up for herself after a man touched her butt on his way to the toilet and a dog comforts its owner.

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

The new Home Affairs upgrades to the system include printing parents details at the back of the child's passport.

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

What are your sexual fantasies? Disclosure can bring sexual freedom, but it can also have downsides. A study lists the top trends.

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

Seven suspects were arrested in Limpopo in less than 24 hours after a cash-in-transit vehicle was blown up in the province.