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'False plates' cop for promotion?

2011-11-03 08:55

PRETORIA - An Independent Complaints Directorate probe into claims of criminal conduct by Tshwane metro's deputy police chief Ndumiso Jaca is continuing.

"I think we will wrap it up in a month or so," ICD spokesman Moses Dlamini said. "Our time line largely depends on the level of co-operation we get from everybody involved. We want to speak to all the parties."

THREE YEARS' JAIL

Dlamini declined to say whether Jaca was co-operating with the police watchdog's investigators.

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

In October, Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa put Jaca on three month's special leave amid allegations that he used the same number plate for his motorcycle and his car. He is also being investigated by the Road Traffic Management Corporation and faces an internal investigation by the Tshwane Metro.

Municipal manager Jason Ngobeni, who is leading the city's probe, was "not available for comment".

On September 16 the case was also reported to the Alberton police station by the Justice Project SA in terms of Section 68 of the National Road Traffic Act 1996. The SA Police Service has handed the matter to the ICD.

JPSA spokesman Howard Dembovsky said his organisation had supplied its findings to the ICD.

TOP-JOB CANDIDATE

Jaca was one of four candidates short-listed to be interviewed on Monday for the position of Tshwane metro police chief but Metro spokesman Pieter de Necker said it was not certain when the metro would reveal who had got the job.

Dembovsky said Jaca should not have been shortlisted while he was under investigation for a criminal offence.

Comments
  • Eddy - 2011-11-03 09:39

    Only in the banana republic british empire called zuid afrika

      Lourens - 2011-11-03 13:54

      You probably meant "chinese" empire called Afric du zud.

      Sheda - 2011-11-03 20:12

      Look on the bright side. If he is found not guilty then we have a precedent to ALL OF US TO DO THE SAME WITHOUT BREAKING THE LAW...

      Sedick - 2011-11-03 23:10

      How can it take "a month or so" to investigate whether the number plates are false? He had it on his car and bike, and if it is not registered, it must be false, and he is therefore breaking the law! Then again, the police encourage our ANC Cadres to break the law with their illegal blue lights.....Only our Police........

  • Robin - 2011-11-03 10:09

    Typical of the 'slapgat' way things are done in SA. Anywhere else in the World he'd already be peering out at the sunshine from behind bars.

  • Trevor - 2011-11-03 10:50

    He'll get the job for sure now as you need to be a criminal to get anywhere in the ANC government, proven fact.

      Lourens - 2011-11-03 13:52

      99% of all ANC officials give the other a bad name.

  • Miguel - 2011-11-03 12:28

    He deserves the promotion for showing the kind of initiative not often associated with the Metro police.

  • Rob - 2011-11-03 14:43

    Of course Jaca (and anyone else in a position of visible authority or leadership) is setting an example that we can expect to be copied. Danger is that such incidents lower the bar on a society's values. Take heart, it does make many of us look like really good, law abiding, citizens.........

  • Koos - 2011-11-03 16:49

    Typical of ANC cadres getting jobs. Corruption is a culture

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