Jaca wants charges set aside

Tshwane's suspended deputy metro police chief will apply to have his charges set aside.

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

PRETORIA - Suspended Tshwane deputy metro police chief, Ndumiso Jaca, will apply to have charges against him set aside.

He appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

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

Jaca's lawyer Andre Steenkamp told the court he needed time to draft the application and requested a postponement.

He did not provide much detail as to the substance of their application, but said the further particulars provided by the state were insufficient.

State Prosecutor Heinrich Scholtz said they would oppose the application.

At his previous court appearance, the state provided Jaca with the answers to numerous questions related to the particulars of the charges against him.

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

Steenkamp will submit his application to the court in July and arguments will be heard in front of Magistrate Graham Travers in September.