Malema ignores his supporters at speeding case

2014-01-30 00:00

EFF leader Julius Malema yesterday made what is for him a rare type of court appearance — one in which he did not address his supporters outside the court.

Malema appeared briefly in the Vanderbijl­park Magistrate’s Court on charges of reckless and negligent driving and exceeding the speed limit. He was arrested on December 19 after driving 215 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 at the Barrage in the Vaal Triangle.

He was released the next day on bail of R5 000. From yesterday’s proceedings it would also appear that Malema is not ready to say mea culpa, unlike other speeding celebrities who had recently pleaded guilty and apologised for setting a bad example.

The state and his defence yesterday agreed to postpone the case to next month to give Malema’s defence a chance to study the docket.

Malema evaded the media by leaving he court building through a door leading to the parking area at the back of the building, departing in a car with dark windows while 30 to 50 EFF members were waiting for him. They had earlier been singing and dancing across the road from the court.

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