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Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula, MP, Welcomes the Conviction of Former Western Cape Provincial Commissioner. Cape Town, Western Cape

20 February 2018

The Minister of Police, Mr. Fikile Mbalula welcomes the conviction of former Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Mr. Arno Lamoer. Yesterday, the Western Cape High Court found Arno Lamoer guilty of corruption. However, he was not found guilty of racketeering and money laundering . Earlier in the month he pleaded guilty to a charge of corruption.

"The conviction sends a strong message that no one is above the law. It also instils confidence in the country's criminal justice system that criminals will face the might of the law", says Minister Mbalula. The Minister also reiterated the police ministry's resolve to root out corrupt elements among police ranks. "We need police who must understand that their job is a calling, that they have a duty to serve and protect people of the Republic of South Africa." Mbalula added.

Lamoer was charged with corruption, racketeering and money laundering along with three former police brigadiers Sharon and Kolindren Govender as well as Darius van der Ross and Goodwood businessman, Salim Dawjee.

Minister Mbalula called upon South Africans to continue to be a critical source of information in fighting corruption in South Africa and the Police service.

Vuyo Mhaga, Ministry of Police Spokesperson, Tel No: 0766365193

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