Malema out on bail, to appear in court

2013-12-20 09:05

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was released on R5 000 bail early this morning after being arrested for speeding.

"He was released this [Friday] morning just after 3am on R5 000 bail," said Gauteng traffic spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo.

He was expected to appear in court today.

Malema was arrested by the high-speed unit in the Vaal on the N1 and was charged with reckless and negligent driving and for exceeding the general speed limit.

He was driving 215km/h in a 120km/h zone.

Nxumalo said late yesterday that Malema had still been in police custody around 11pm.

Malema was detained around 7.25pm and was taken to the Barrage Police Station but was transferred to the Vanderbijlpark Police Station.

Malema was driving from Bloemfontein in the Free State to Johannesburg.

There were two women and another man in the charcoal BMW 530d, she said.

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