Ndumiso Jaca denies claims

The suspended top cop has denied falsifying his number plates or operating unregistered vehicles.

The Justice Project’s Howard Dembovsky says he based his complaint on the photos Eyewitness News obtained. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

PRETORIA - Suspended Tshwane metro police deputy chief Ndumiso Jaca has denied he ever falsified his number plates or operated unregistered vehicles.

This was heard in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Wednesday, where the former top cop has gone on trial, nearly three years after an EWN exposé that led to his prosecution.

An investigation showed that Jaca had fitted identical false number plates to his car and motorcycle.

Jaca's lawyer Andre Steenkamp has told the court there is no evidence that proves his client is guilty of the charges against him.

EWN obtained pictures three years ago, showing Jaca's BMW and Harley Davidson parked outside the metro police head offices with the same false number plates, BALTY GP.

Steenkamp questioned the Justice Project's Howard Dembowski, the state's first witness on whether he had seen any pictures of his client operating these said vehicles.

He had not.

EWN understands among the next witnesses are the source of the pictures, as well as metro police employees who witnessed Jaca driving the vehicles.