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Cop's false plates - 3 separate probes

2011-09-13 21:14

Pretoria - Tshwane's deputy metro police chief Ndumiso Jaca faces investigations by three organisations over claims that he used false number plates.

They are the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) and the municipality.

RTMC spokesperson for enforcement and co-ordination Ashref Ismail said on Tuesday that it would give more details later.

ICD spokesperson Tiyani Sambo said it had received a complaint about the number plates and would investigate.

Tshwane metro spokesperson Pieter de Necker earlier said the municipality was aware of the claims and was investigating.

The allegations surfaced last week.

On Tuesday, the Pretoria News published photographs of a yellow motorcycle and a black BMW Z4, both of which had the number plate BALTY GP.

According to the report, the car and motorcycle belonged to Jaca, who was also acting metro police chief.

De Necker said Jaca had been given time to respond to the allegations, and that the municipality's investigations were not criminal in nature.

According to the National Road Traffic Act of 1996, displaying false number plates is punishable by a fine or jail term of up to three years.

Section 68 of the Act reads that no one can "falsify or counterfeit or, with intent to deceive, replace, alter, deface or mutilate or add anything to a registration number or a registration mark...".

The legislation also states that "in the absence of evidence to the contrary" it would be presumed the accused person knew his vehicle had false number plates.

Automobile Association spokesperson Gary Ronald said he would have expected Jaca to have appeared before a magistrate.

"These allegations are not a case of paying an admission of guilt fine. If it's true, then it's up there with reckless and drunk driving. This is serious."

In KwaZulu-Natal, someone caught with false number plates would have their vehicle impounded and would be locked up until they had appeared before a magistrate, before possibly being released on bail.

"One would expect them [Jaca] to set the standard, the bar for other people to follow," he said.

Comments
  • Sit-hole - 2011-09-13 21:39

    Impound the vehicle & lock up Ndumiso Jaca until he appeares before a magistrate. Simple. How bad has SA become when someone in a well paid job and prestige acts like a common thief. Shows he didn't deserve his job.

      thinker - 2011-09-13 23:19

      You are so right, but then again, its not about what you know but who you know!!!! This will just be swept under the carpet.

      whatsinaname - 2011-09-14 12:42

      I saw a photo of him with his Harley and BMW Z-Coupe on E-TV. Behind it was a massive speed boat that looked like a Bayliner. I think SARS, Auditor General, public protector and SAPS should also be investigating this bloke too.

      Sheda Hab - 2011-09-15 20:47

      Bring me my machine gun....... Zuma says it better.......and then fires blanks.

  • rodbod@24.com - 2011-09-13 21:40

    Amazing how a metro cop can afford such luxury! times certainly have changed.

      BigD - 2011-09-14 06:40

      What I have read and heard on talk show is that the vehicle is not even registered on eNaTIS. Then they must see from BMW who purchased the vehicle. The only way you can do this is when the vehicle is paid for in cash. This mess stinks and he should have been arrested allready. No explainations or investigations first.

  • NZdreamer - 2011-09-13 21:42

    Just what is it with these SA cops??? If it's not murder, or covering up a murder, and false plates, why, make you thing what he was up to, or planned to do....this takes corruption to a whole new level. Just disgusting! WAKE UP - If this is the behaviour you can expect from 'the law' how they hell can you rear 'law abiding citizens!!'

  • PinkAndProud - 2011-09-13 21:44

    Another example of an AA appointee. Does the complete opposite of his job description.

  • K-NINE - 2011-09-13 21:45

    Why is this scumbag, criminal still walking the streets? He should be arrested, jailed and receiving his slow puncture by now!!

  • Verdade - 2011-09-13 22:15

    FFS!!! Another Cop again....

  • Dave50 - 2011-09-14 05:32

    The law for some and not for others, this man has broken the law but he is a black official an AA appointee, just goes to show how abused and bent the system is and no changes to the law will change this; it is the people who administer the law that need to be changed and appointed on merit and not colour there is more racist tendencies now than before .

      PB - 2011-09-14 07:37

      Dave, you are (as per usual) going to have all the Donkeys, Tshepos etc screaming at you for being racist. THIS IS NOT RACISM, IT IS THE TRUTH!!!!! SOMETHING THE ANC AND THEIR APPOINTEES CAN NOT HANDLE. Stop playing the 'innocent until proven guilty' game Tshwane, CONVISCATE HIS TOYS - THAT IS WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE DONE TO THE REST OF US!!!!

  • Badballie - 2011-09-14 09:55

    As usual and in the words of Jacob Zuma, "we presume our comrade to be innocent until proven guilty" (sic) South Africa is not a Democracy although otherwise learned people will try to argue differently. The truth is that there are two sets of rules in this country one for the ANC and their chosen few and another for the rest of us.

  • Mart - 2011-09-14 10:54

    Another self absorbed public servant idiot hell bent on giving black people a bad name, dragging them down into the mud with him, bringing them 'into disrepute' as it were!. Don't let them get away with criminality guys, the biggest mistake you can make is to keep quiet or to support him just because he is black or white or whatever. Haven't we learnt anything in the last 50 years? There is right and there is wrong,at the end of the day there are no grey areas. If you don't know the differnece, you're taking up too much space, take an earth bath.

  • Kevin - 2011-09-14 11:31

    At the very least he must be fired.

      Peacock - 2011-09-14 12:07

      Wrong word - he will be redeployed to be Chief of police

      Peacock - 2011-09-14 12:08

      Thats what they do now a days when caught. Commit a crime and get promoted - The African agenda in full force. But it only applies to the ANC

      Valis - 2011-09-14 12:48

      At the very least he must be prosecuted and jailed if found guilty.

  • JR - 2011-09-14 15:47

    This is tpyical of South Africa, one law for the comrades and one for everyone else. He is not better than McBride and company. They are all criminals and we are supposed to respect these useless scum? It is no wonder people laugh when Bheki Cele says we must respect the cops. Let this criminal try pull me over and I will ay a charge as he is not fit to be a policeman let alone a chief and stand-in chief.

  • Marciah - 2011-09-15 12:48

    Im not surprised.this adds up to my suspicions regarding the so called Bongo Thabethe's " road accident".Its very clear now that one top official helped to shred the evidence as the death story was very complicated and later there some reports by the officials that the evidence has been burnt at the lab?HOW POSSIBLE?Im saying this bcz uBongo was frm the same bikers club as 'Mr double registration'.And it happened that another guy frm the same club claimed he collided with the late.Interesting Isn't?Could it be that Mr Double the law reinforcer himself assisted somehow as anything is possible with him and the post is for his advantage oopppz!Watch this space Thandie

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