Fake plates cop put on special leave

2011-10-04 16:30

Pretoria -The Tshwane deputy metro police chief has been placed on three month's special leave amid allegations he used the same number plate for his motorbike and car.

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa said on Tuesday that Ndumiso Jaca would be away pending the outcome of an investigation by municipal manager Jason Ngobeni.

Jaca still faces criminal charges and an investigation by the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) and the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

In a statement last week, municipal spokesperson Pieter de Necker said Ngobeni had submitted a report on the investigation.

At the time, he said there was "no prima facie evidence" that Jaca had contravened any of the City of Tshwane's policies or the code of conduct applicable to officials.

Ramokgopa said on Tuesday that Jaca had claimed the cars had never been on the road and he was not aware the car was unregistered. Jaca had claimed he had entrusted the registration of the car to an agent.

Ramokgopa said there was also an outstanding 2009 fine from the Johannesburg municipality for the cars.

Earlier this month, Eyewitness News reported that Jaca was allegedly using the same number plate on both his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and his BMW Z4.

Photographs of both vehicles were published in the Pretoria News.

The Justice Project SA (JPSA) laid criminal charges against Jaca - who is reportedly in the running to become the next Tshwane metro police chief - at the Alberton police station three weeks ago in terms of Section 68 of the National Road Traffic Act 1996.

"The docket with the reference CAS 413/9/2011 was registered and is expected to be forwarded to [the Pretoria police station]," JPSA spokesperson Howard Dembovsky said in a statement last week.

Last week, ICD spokesperson Moses Dlamini confirmed the police watchdog was investigating the allegations.

Displaying false number plates is punishable by a fine or jail term of up to three years.

Eyewitness News reported that the BMW which was bought in 2008 for R80 000 from Salvage Management and Disposal, was written off in March that year.

Dembovsky said the motorbike was registered in the name of the president of the Sopranos Biker Club, Moraka Ephraim Mokoka.

He said the BMW Z4 coupe was found to be unroadworthy and de-registered, but he alleged that Jaca later put the car though a roadworthy test at the Randburg licensing station in Johannesburg.

Dembovsky said the car was now registered as a built-up (code three) vehicle, after being licensed at the Mabopane licensing department in Pretoria.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson Karen Meyer welcomed the decision, but said Jaca should have been suspended.

"We believe that he should have been suspended with immediate effect and not some three weeks after the story broke."

She hoped Jaca would be released from the list of candidates earmarked for the post of Tshwane metro police chief.

  • Matt :-) - 2011-10-04 16:37

    "Fake plates cop put on special leave" No No No... you sack the criminal and throw him in jail

      Dave50 - 2011-10-04 16:58

      Not if you are a card carrying Another Corrupt Cop (ANC) you get paid leave till people forget about you then only will you be promoted, sounds like par for the course

      Bob - 2011-10-04 18:54

      Exactly! But no worries, he'll still receive his full salary even though he's on "special leave" [read: suspended]

      cliffarc - 2011-10-05 00:48

      - Hmm - send him off on leave just long enough for the matter to blow over - on full pay of course. A promotion is likely also on the cards.

      Alice - 2011-10-05 08:04

      It just does not surprise me

  • Ross - 2011-10-04 16:39

    WOW! Is this at full pay, lucky chap.

  • DW - 2011-10-04 16:39

    "Jaca had claimed the cars had never been on the road" "Ramokgopa said there was also an outstanding 2009 fine from the Johannesburg municipality for the cars" - so if the car has never been on the road, how did it get a fine which is still outstanding?

      Met - 2011-10-04 17:31

      No, he only raced around his back yard with them

      BigD - 2011-10-05 05:47

      What concerns me the most is the lies Jaca has told and what is even more disturbing is the fact that his bosses believed him. Only when the pics have proved him lying have they suspended him. Did the Tshwane management not believe the pics showed in the newspaper. The Tshwane management wanted Jaca to become next chief and tried to sweep the issue under the rug. Jaca will be fired but he will pop up somewhere else in traffic management with a promotion.

      Met - 2011-10-05 07:14

      And remember, these are the people who came up against Bees Roux. I think it was this fool who said that they would ask their "ancestors to persecute Roux"

      comurray - 2012-03-03 08:43

      How on earth can he have an outstanding fine for 3 years??

  • Paralegal - 2011-10-04 16:40

    On special leave - suppose he still gets his usual huge monthly salary to sit at home and watch TV. What a terrible punishment. Sheesh.

  • Bells Bells - 2011-10-04 16:43

    How come this investigation will be 3 months long? Why did the car get a fine in 2009 if it has never been on the road? Is this buffon just following in Mcbribe's footsteps? Why must a sack of shi....t like this be granted leave? If it was a white person he would have been jailed.

  • Johann - 2011-10-04 16:45

    Lots of free time to ride the Harley!

      majordad.007 - 2011-10-04 17:57

      On which licence plate ?

      Joubs - 2011-10-04 18:43

      He should just remove his num,berplate altogether like most other bikers do!!!

  • dot - 2011-10-04 16:48

    It is not as if new number plates were going to cost him and arm and a leg. He'd rather break the law than pay fees for proper registration. In his enviable financial position - absolutely disgusting. What do they spend their lavish salaries on then?

  • Pekkie - 2011-10-04 16:57

    Illegal number-plates sounds like something a criminal does! Armed robbery????

  • d2eguy - 2011-10-04 16:59

    " special leave " SO IN OTHER WORD LEAVE WITH FULL PAY , these guys don`t get punished for fraud and corruption they get rewarded ........ ROTTEN APPLE THIS ANC , ROTTEN TO THE CORE .

  • fragtion - 2011-10-04 16:59

    Ok - so he's the deputy metro police chief, meaning he should be setting prime example. Yet he contravenes the law, and rather than facing the justice and public shaming he deserves for this, instead he gets rewarded with PAID LEAVE? You've got to be joking? I don't think corruption is the right word - this is plain pathetic

  • Kobus - 2011-10-04 17:00

    Maybe he should visit Fishhoek during his three month paid holiday!!!

      RACINGCAT - 2011-10-04 17:57

      And Take juju with

  • Gansie - 2011-10-04 17:11

    This seems a straight forward case of fraud which could be fully investigated in a day or two. Why is it necessary to give this man a 3 months paid holiday.

      PB - 2011-10-05 08:50

      The anc insists on these long 'investigations' because it allows them time to hide the evidence. Because of the mounting number of investigations, suspensions, etc etc etc, the anc (quite rightly) knows that the rest of us will most likely loose track of what is happening with the outcomes of all of those. News24 - How about having a site where these cases could be followed? Just a bare bones list of the date these corrupt cadres went on 'special leave' and when/if there are any indications of an outcome. I am sure I am not the only one who can't keep up with the bunch of money grabbing corrupt anc-protected morons.

  • JCWR56 - 2011-10-04 17:13

    ANC arrogance again. If you or i did this we'd have been bangled long ago. Nothing will happen, he won't have to pay the unpaid fine, he won't be prosecuted. And next week he'll be out on patrol fining and arresting people for unroadworthy cars, unpaid fines or false number plates. Gotta admire the sheer bloody minded gall of it

  • Skietlood - 2011-10-04 17:16

    Jaca must be happy, full pay for three months and no work to earn it! Must feel like heaven to him. When he returns he will receive a promotion and a salary increase. ANC style government.

  • Skietlood - 2011-10-04 17:16

    Jaca must be happy, full pay for three months and no work to earn it! Must feel like heaven to him. When he returns he will receive a promotion and a salary increase. ANC style government.

  • abg100 - 2011-10-04 17:22

    I LOVE this special leave! How nice-3 months paid leave for being a corrupt a#s!!!! It must be so lovely to have a ticket on the gravy train. In 3 months time no one will remember the incident and he will be back at work with another scheme. Anc Rot has become an epidemic-now we need a vacine!!!!

  • parkavenue - 2011-10-04 17:39

    F#$K my dog!!!!now we pay this pricks salary while he cruises on his Harley Do normal citizens have this privilege as well???

  • Dave - 2011-10-04 17:44

    Paid leave I presume. get rid of the criminal!!!

  • george60 - 2011-10-04 17:47

    He will most probably file for ignorance, only the goverment cronies of the day qualify for it. Zuma is getting away with it, he is not aware that his assests must be declared every year? On special leave as well at least now he can drive around at his own leisure with full pay my man!!!

      PyroSA - 2011-10-04 19:10

      That would then automatically make him incompetent as well. His job is to know the law.

  • em_oh! - 2011-10-04 17:50

    Nothing short of DISGUSTING. Corrupt to the core.

  • Juliaas - 2011-10-04 17:57

    Fire the bloody skelm. Instead he is getting his monthly share of taxpayers money

  • John - 2011-10-04 17:59

    Whats his pay scale ?? how does this knob jockey afford a Z4 and a Harley . False plates ! just the tip of the iceberg, SARS do your #$%^ing job .

  • Kevin - 2011-10-04 18:27

    Stop using taxpayers money to give thugs leave .Investigate -3 days .Hearing and sentence 1 week . Fired . No cost to taxpayer or as he should be called THE BOSS

  • Georgp2 - 2011-10-04 18:28

    Full pay sh1t I can only hope for a job like this. The while he is suspended so much time to do whatever his agenda was with the fake plates. Are the fake plates registered at all even if it used in more than one vehicle. Then why does he have two vehicles

  • Vasili Sg - 2011-10-04 18:50

    BMW Z4 and Harley Davidson on a provincial commissioners salary ... Hmmmmm!

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-10-04 20:06

    So,the corrupt,incompetent,arrogant comrade will sit at home and still earn a massive salary for 2 years? PATHETIC! No guts from the ANC! Dismiss the b@stard!

  • Frank Dlamin - 2011-10-04 20:33

    COVER UP - They hope we will forget after 3 months.

  • leonorabinedell - 2011-10-05 06:50

    Ndumiso Jaca should be fired. He is an embarrassment to South Africa.

  • Agent - 2011-10-05 07:05

    I wonder if we realise how many people are on this special paid leave, no wonder our taxes are so high these criminals have to be paid and the guy now doing his job until he or she gets caught out and put on long paid leave as well.

  • EagleHawk - 2011-10-05 07:32

    Typical. Special leave!!! Should be fired and put in jail. That's the ANC for you.

  • Darina Georgi - 2011-10-05 07:52

    Not a bad income for a glorified speed cop!! Are there any vacancies?

  • Badger - 2011-10-05 07:56

    A Harley NAD a Z4, how much does this prick earn ???????

  • TonyC - 2011-10-05 08:16

    As the Rev said - WATCH OUT ANC - WATCH OUT!

  • s r - 2011-10-05 08:28

    Ramokgopa was intent on squashing this but was put in a predicament only when 702 provided him with solid evidence that the vehicles were being used on public roads. He is being disingenuous here, fact is he has been caught out and now HAS to act.

  • Collitjies - 2011-10-05 11:03

    No, people you have it all wrong, 3 months will be spent in China learning more ways to cheat, then he will return to a much higher position within the metro police force with a very much improved 4X4 vehicle.

  • jaco.duplessis2 - 2012-05-28 12:36

    Unacceptable! He needs to be redeployed with immediate effect!

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2013-01-01 16:29

    No 'special leave' - Fire his 'arse'. He is a criminal.

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