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gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that disgraced former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer was jailed for corruption on Thursday.  

He was jailed for eight years‚ two of which were suspended‚ after admitting accepting "loans" from businessman Saleem Dawjee‚ who also paid for the former commissioner’s clothing and holidays.  Dawjee received the same sentence.  Handing down sentence in the High Court in Cape Town‚ Judge Rosheni Allie also jailed former police brigadiers Darius van der Ross and Colin Govender‚ who also admitted corruption in February.  Van der Ross was jailed for four years‚ with two years of the sentence suspended‚ and Govender for six years‚ also with two years suspended.  Van der Ross received "gratifications, which included having his private vehicle filled with petrol in exchange for favours".  Govender was accused of receiving "unauthorised gratifications amounting to R1.2m".  Lamoer was arrested in 2015 after a two-year investigation and admitted his guilt.

  • Read this report by Philani Nombembe in full at BusinessLive

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