Jaca trial to commence

Tshwane's deputy metro police chief, Ndumiso Jaca, will go on trial after being exposed by EWN.

FILE: Tshwane's deputy metro police chief, Ndumiso Jaca, will go on trial after being exposed by EWN. Picture: Supplied.

PRETORIA - Nearly three years after EWN exposed the Tshwane metro police deputy chief for using false number plates on an unregistered car and Ndumiso Jaca is scheduled to go on trial today.

In November 2011, EWN revealed how Jaca was flouting traffic regulations he was expected to enforce.

EWN also revealed that the same false number plate, "Balty GP" was fitted to the former deputy chief of police's Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The Tshwane Municipality suspended the former top cop early in 2012, but he has remained on full pay.

Jaca has exhausted almost every legal avenue, even appealing to the High Court to have his case struck from the roll, but failed.

The state is today expected to call a witness to testify about the false number plates fitted to his black BMW Z4 that was unregistered at the time.

He faces several charges including fraud.

Among the witnesses expected on the stand is the justice project's Howard Denbovsky and several metro police internal investigators.