The Jimmy family is represented by AfriForum’s Gerrie Nel and on Monday, February 4, the court heard that 10 witness statements were still outstanding four years after the incident.
Ford Motor Company’s advocate Andre Bezuidenhout castigated the police in the preliminary probe.
He told the court that the company had received the “lacking and not fully organised” docket in November.
Its investigator, a former police officer and investigations head of the disbanded Scorpions, found that numerous eyewitness accounts were outstanding and that the investigating officer had not followed up on “patently clear” aspects, as well as requests from the prosecutor for a follow up. Bezuidenhout said there were still 10 witness statements that were outstanding from witnesses who Ford had not “scratched out of nowhere”.