Malema drives himself to court after driver arrested for speeding

2016-11-14 09:43
Julius Malema addresses supporters. (News24)

Julius Malema addresses supporters. (News24)

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Bloemfontein - EFF leader Julius Malema had to drive himself to court on Monday after his driver was arrested for alleged speeding and failure to stop for an officer.

Free State director of traffic management George Ramotsoto told News24 that a vehicle was clocked allegedly doing 187 in a 120km/h zone near Parys at around 06:10 on Monday morning.

"He [Julius Malema] was sitting in the back as a passenger," said Ramotsoto.

"He [the driver] did not want to co-operate," he said.

The driver allegedly sped away from the official who stopped him.

He was followed and was apprehended and arrested in Ventersburg.

"He is in Parys police station now and will be charged with speeding and failure to stop."

Asked what became of Malema, Ramotsoto said: "He drove himself to court."

Ramotsoto said he was pleased with the way the matter was handled by officers at the scene.

"It was very professional," he said.

He said Malema would not be held liable for the driver's alleged actions.

Earlier, Malema denied that he was the one arrested for speeding as the news did the rounds.

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