Jaca's lawyer questions authenticity of plate pics

The pictures purportedly show false number plates fixed to Ndumiso Jaca's car and motorbike.

Ndumiso Jaca faces a range of charges including fraud and several traffic offences. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

PRETORIA - Suspended Tshwane metro police deputy chief Ndumiso Jaca's defence lawyer has questioned the source of photographs purportedly showing false number plates fixed to his car and motorbike.

Nearly three years after Eyewitness News revealed that the top cop was using false plates, his trial has finally started in the Pretoria Magistrates Court.

Jaca faces a range of charges including fraud and several traffic offences.

The Justice Project South Africa's Howard Dembovsky told the court that he based his criminal complaint to the police on photos obtained by EWN.

The pictures show Jaca's black BMW and yellow Harley Davidson parked at the metro police headquarters with the same number plates BALTY GP.

Prosecutor Leonora Bateman said it was not for the witness to prove the veracity of the pictures but for the police to investigate his complaint.

Dembosky did however state that he established that BALTY GP was not registered on the eNaTIS database, and Jaca's car and motorbike weren't registered in his name.