Malema released on bail

By Drum Digital
20 December 2013

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was released on R5000 bail early Friday morning after being arrested for speeding.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was released on R5000 bail early Friday morning after being arrested for speeding, Gauteng traffic police said. "He was released this [Friday] morning just after 3am on R5000 bail," said spokeswoman Busaphi Nxumalo.

"At this moment it is not known whether he will appear in court today or Monday." 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 Thursday evening 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 woman and another man in the charcoal BMW 530d, she said.

-by Sapa

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