Jaca to fight fraud charges

Suspended Tshwane metro police chief Ndumiso Jaca. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

PRETORIA - Suspended Tshwane metro police deputy chief Ndumiso Jaca is back in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, with a bid to have the fraud charges against him dropped. 

His criminal prosecution is the result of an Eyewitness News investigation which showed he was driving an unregistered, unlicenced car fitted with false number plates. 

Jaca's lawyer Andre Steenkamp will argue why the state should drop the charges against his client. 

While these reasons remain unclear, Steenkamp has already complained that the delay in the court process was unfair because Jaca had already been suspended.

He also told the court that the state did not fully disclose relevant information related to the charges against his client. 

Jaca faces 11 charges in total, including two counts of fraud and several other contraventions of the Road Traffic Act.