Jaca case adjourned

Jaca’s lawyer accused the State of not answering questions related to a request for further particulars.

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

PRETORIA - Suspended Tshwane metro police deputy chief Ndusmiso Jaca's defence team on Monday accused the state of disregarding his right to a speedy trial.

He faces nine charges, including fraud, in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Jaca's prosecution comes after an Eyewitness News expose, which showed that he was driving an unlicensed and unregistered vehicle.

The former top cop's lawyer Andre Steenkamp told the court that the prosecutors had not answered questions relating to a request for further particulars.

Steenkamp asked that the state be found in contempt of court.

But Magistrate Graham Travers dismissed his request, saying he will personally review the questions.

Prosecutor Heinrich Scholtz argued that the questions were an attempt to entrap the state, by setting it up along a specific line of argument.

The matter was adjourned to allow Steenkamp to consult with Jaca.