Tshwane deputy police chief in court
Embattled Tshwane metro police deputy chief Ndumiso Jaca made a second appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Jaca faces nine charges, including fraud, driving a vehicle with unregistered number plates, driving a vehicle with false number plates, and driving a vehicle with police lights.
At his previous court appearance earlier this month Jaca asked the State to give further particulars relating to the charges against him.
On Monday, there was heated debate in court over the submission of the “further particulars”, as Jaca’s lawyer accused the prosecutor of defying a court order issued previously.
Magistrate Graham Travers denied issuing the order compelling the prosecutor to give the particulars.
Before adjourning the case, Travers said he was “more than willing” to issue the order forcing prosecutor Heinrich Scholtz to make the disclosures.
Jaca was accompanied into court by his son, who was carrying a black bag with documents. Several men also walked into the gallery when the case started and listened attentively.
Jaca was charged in March following an EyeWitness News report that the top cop was driving a BMW Z4 with false number plates and police lights. He was also spotted on a Harley Davidson with the same false registration number plate.