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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that retired Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and two former police officers have decided not to appeal their sentences for corruption.  

They had each been released on R10,000 bail for the weekend and were given until noon on Monday to decide their next step.  When the Western Cape High Court convened on Monday morning, it was revealed that Lamoer and former brigadiers Darius van der Ross and Kollin Govender had decided not to appeal.  Last week, Lamoer was sentenced to an effective six years in jail, while Van der Ross and Govender effectively received sentences of two and four years respectively for corruption.  Lawyer Johnny Nortje said the three would report to a correctional facility in Malmesbury by noon.  Earlier on Monday morning, the court granted the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) a confiscation order against Lamoer, Van der Ross and Govender, who did not oppose the application.  In terms of the order, the unit recovered R67,329.50 from Lamoer, R3,324.60 from Van der Ross and R24,594.44 from Govender.

  • Read this report by Jenna Etheridge in full at News24
  • Read too, SA Policing Union welcomes the sentence of Lamoer and top cops 'with a heavy heart', at News24

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