Tshwane deputy police chief in court

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Copy of IOL police_badge_sep 19 INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS The SA Policing Union (Sapu) on Wednesday welcomed a new move to train all police officers in basic detective work.

The Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday examined numerous questions submitted by embattled Tshwane metro police deputy chief Ndumiso Jaca’s defence team.

The questions are part of Jaca’s request to be furnished with further particulars of the charges against him.

Earlier on Monday there was heated debate in court over the submission of the “further particulars”, as Jaca's lawyer accused the prosecutor of defying a court order issued previously.

Magistrate Graham Travers denied issuing the order compelling the prosecutor to give the particulars.

After an adjournment Travers said he had listened to the recorded court proceedings and it confirmed he had never compelled the prosecutor to make the disclosures.

Travers said he would want to go through all the questions submitted by Jaca’s lawyer in a bid to establish whether they could be classified as “further particulars” according to the law.

The examination of the questions would resume after a lunch break. Jaca had closely followed the court proceedings, writing notes.

Jaca was charged in March following an EyeWitness News report that he was driving a BMW Z4 with false number plates and police lights. He was also spotted on a Harley Davidson motorbike with the same false registration number plate. – Sapa

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