Malema arrested for speeding

By Drum Digital
20 December 2013

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was still in police custody at 23:00 on Thursday night after he was arrested for speeding, Gauteng traffic police said.

"Malema is still in custody and it is unclear on whether he would be granted bail tonight," spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said.

"This is because he was driving 215km/h in a 120km/h zone so the station commander can not grant bail because of the excessive speed."

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 waiting for his lawyers, Nxumalo said.

"If he is granted bail he will only appear in court on Monday, but if he does not get bail, he will appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Friday," she said.

"The matter was handed over to national police to determine bail."

Malema was detained around 19:25 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 woman and another man in the charcoal BMW 530d, she said.

- SAPA

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