'Jaca bought deregistered BMW'

The former top cop is currently on trial in the Pretoria Magistrates Court.

FILE. A car-wreck dealer has testified the BMW he sold Ndumiso Jaca had been deregistered at the time. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A car wreck dealer has testified that the BMW he sold to suspended Tshwane metro police deputy chief Ndumiso Jaca had been deregistered at the time.

An Eyewitness News exposé in 2011 revealed that Jaca was driving the unregistered car fitted with false number plates.

The former top cop is currently on trial in the Pretoria Magistrates Court.

Salvage Management & Disposals manager Clive Kersten said the company sold the written off BMW Z4 to Jaca in May 2008.

He said they received the crash damaged vehicle as deregistered.

Kersten explained that in order for a deregistered vehicle to be reregistered, it must pass a road worthy test and get police clearance.

Defence attorney Andre Steenkamp addressed a technicality that in the state's documents, it refers to a coupé while Kersten refers to a roadster that was sold.

Steenkamp argued that with the limited information from the state, the court could not accept that the vehicle Kersten testified about is the one in question.