Malema to appear in court for speeding

By Drum Digital
20 December 2013

EFF leader Julius Malema was expected to appear in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court on Friday following his arrest for speeding.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was expected to appear in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court on Friday following his arrest for speeding, Gauteng police said. "He will be appearing in court today," said Sergeant Obakeng Mabaso. Earlier, Gauteng traffic police spokeswoman Busaphi Nxumalo said Malema was released early Friday morning on R5000 bail.

"He was released this [Friday] morning just after 3am on R5000 bail," she said. 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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