A Cape Town judge has chided police who were accused of trying to stop Ford accessing evidence in an inquest docket. In granting a postponement to February 9, Judge ET Steyn told police on Wednesday that their behaviour "did not look good" in a case of such high public interest. Steyn was presiding in the Cape Town High Court on an urgent application by the vehicle manufacturer for access to the inquest docket on the death of Johannesburg motorist Reshall Jimmy. Jimmy burnt to death in his Ford Kuga in December 2015 while on holiday in the Wilderness‚ in the Western Cape. Since his death, at least 44 Kugas have burst into flames on roads across SA. Nine of these fires have been since the beginning of the year. Jimmy’s family‚ through evidence gathered by their forensic investigators‚ said the fire started from an electrical fault on the front passenger side of his vehicle. Police and forensic investigators at Jimmy’s insurance company came to the same conclusion. However, Ford said ...

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