Malema back in the dock

By Drum Digital
29 January 2014

EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court for alleged reckless or negligent driving and speeding.

EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for alleged reckless or negligent driving and speeding.

The case was postponed in December for the director of public prosecutions to instruct the State on further action on the case.

Malema was arrested in December for driving 215km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 in the Vaal.

He was released on bail of R5 000, Gauteng traffic spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said at the time.

Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters apologised in a statement issued after the arrest

"The [Commander in Chief], who was on a tight schedule, was on his way from Bloemfontein to attend to an urgent programme in Alexandra."

Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr was arrested on the same night for speeding in Bronkhorstspruit.

After his arrest, Hofmeyer tweeted in Afrikaans: "Hier is plek vir net een tronkvoel n hierdie tronksel, Julius. Skuif op vetgat" (There is only room for one jailbird in this cell, Julius. Move over fatso). In November, Malema went to court to try and persuade the State to withdraw criminal charges against him, but lost. His trial on charges of fraud, corruption, money-laundering, and racketeering is due to start at the end of September. RELATED LINKS 

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