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

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