‘Western Cape MEC’ arrested for speeding

2015-01-13 19:05

A Western Cape MEC was arrested for allegedly speeding along the N1 South near Midrand, Johannesburg.

The MEC was caught driving at 207km/h in a 120km/h zone in the early hours of Sunday morning, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said today.

“He then failed to stop for the metro police officers who had to chase him and cut him off in his gold Bentley on Corlett Drive,” said Minnaar.

The MEC was immediately arrested and charged with reckless and negligent driving.

He was taken to the Midrand police station where he was later released on R1 500 bail.

“He will appear in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court tomorrow,” said Minnaar.

» UPDATE: It has since been revealed that the speedster was impersonating a Western Cape MEC.

“The fact of the matter is, the man arrested claimed to be an MEC of the Western Cape,” Minnaar said.

The Western Cape provincial government denied that one of its MECs was arrested for speeding.

Transport MEC Donald Grant said there was “absolutely no truth” to the reports.

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