Should justice not be blind?
“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.”
"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."
Reported News 24 yesterday at 23:55 while on the topic,
“Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr was released on bail on Thursday night after he was arrested in Bronkhorstspruit for speeding, Gauteng traffic police said.”
"Hofmeyr was released on bail of R500 at the Bronkhortspruit police station," spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said.
"He will appear in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court on charges of reckless and negligent driving and for exceeding the general speed limit for driving 169km/h in a 80km/h zone."
I do not think that this is fair. Justice should be the same for everyone.
Mr Malema is accused of travelling 215km/h in a 120km/h zone, which equates to driving approx. 79% over the allocated speed limit. While Mr Hofmeyr was accused of driving 169km/h in an 80km/h zone, this equates to 111% over the speed limit.
In addition one would think that the penalty would be greater in a greater speed restriction zone.
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