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Ex-former provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer off the hook after doing parole for graft sentence

FORMER provincial police commissioner, Arno Lamoer is off the hook after completing his parole term after being sentenced for corruption. Picture: FILE

FORMER provincial police commissioner, Arno Lamoer is off the hook after completing his parole term after being sentenced for corruption. Picture: FILE

Published May 14, 2022

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Cape Town - The Weekend Argus can reveal that former provincial police commissioner, Arno Lamoer, has completed his parole term, two years after he was released.

Lamoer was approached by Weekend Argus on two occasions for a sit-down interview about his new journey, but chose to not to speak.

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When asked whether he could confirm that his parole term came to an end this week, he declined to comment.

The National Department for Correctional Services, however, confirmed that Lamoer had in fact completed his parole.

Sources also revealed that Lamoer was now pursuing a career in consulting.

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Lamoer had been granted parole on May 26, 2020, after having met all the requirements for it and had served a term at Malmesbury Prison.

Lamoer, a former teacher, used his teaching skills behind bars and was allowed to lecture and was apparently kept in a single cell.

Lamoer was sentenced to six years behind bars after he was convicted of corruption in 2018.

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Darius van der Ross and Colin Govender, two former police officers, were sentenced to four years’ imprisonment in the same case.

Salim Dawjee, the owner of a tow-truck company, was given a six-year sentence.

The State proved that Lamoer had written a letter of good standing for Dawjee while being the provincial commissioner and that Dawjee had then given him money to pay for personal expenses.

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In 2018, DCS confirmed that van der Ross had spent six months behind bars before being released on parole

He had been the cluster commander for Bellville at the time of his arrest and the State proved that he had accepted R3 324.60 in gratification from businessman Dawjee and did favours in return.

Weekend Argus also approached the department about whether Van der Ross and Govender had completed their terms, but received no response.

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