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Jaca being unfairly prejudiced - Lawyer

Police Deputy Chief Ndumiso Jaca's lawyer must be finalised quickly because he is being prejudiced

Ndumiso Jaca
Tshwane Municipality,Tshwane Metro Police,Ndumiso Jaca
Local

TSHWANE - The court case against suspended Tshwane Metro Police Deputy Chief Ndumiso Jaca must be finalised quickly because he is being prejudiced, his lawyer said on Friday.

Jaca made his first appearance on charges, including fraud, in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday.

In November 2011, the Tshwane municipality suspended the metro cop after it was found he was driving an unlicenced, unregistered car with false number plates.

The suspension was as a result of an Eyewitness News investigation.

Defence lawyer Andre Steenkamp told the court his client is being unfairly prejudiced because of his suspension.

Steenkamp asked that his request for the state to disclose particulars related to the charges be processed soon.

Jaca has been suspended for six months, but the investigation on Jaca has been going on for nine months, the lawyer said.

Magistrate noted that Friday was the first time Jaca had appeared in court, and he was not being prejudiced at the behest of the state.

The matter has been postponed for a month.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)

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