UPDATE: Malema's driver arrested for speeding

Bloemfontein, 14 November 2016 - Free State Traffic spokesperson Nako Ramatsoto confirms that EFF leader Julius Malema's vehicle was chased down after being caught travelling at 187km/h on the way from Gauteng to Bloemfontein. Video: eNCA

BLOEMFONTEIN - EFF leader Julius Malema and his driver have been caught allegedly speeding in the Free State.

The Free State Department of Transport spokesperson Kabelo Moloabi confirmed to eNCA that Malema’s driver was caught driving at 187/km at 6:18am.

Earlier the Ngwathe Municipality's Steve Nale told eNCA that Malema had been taken into custody. 

Malema, who is set to appear in court in Bloemfontein on charges relating to the alleged contravention of the Riotous Assemblies Act, and his driver were nabbed at Mmamahabane near Ventersburg.

Malema's driver had initially evaded arrest at Parys Vaal toll gate.



The EFF leader confirmed just after 8:30 that he was already in Bloemfontein and would be appearing in court as scheduled. 

WATCH: Malema caught speeding in 2013

The EFF leader was previously arrested for speeding in December 2013 for driving more than 200 kilometres in a 120km/h zone.

Malema was driving a BMW on the N1 near Vanderbijlpark, and was clocked at 215km/h -- that's 55 kilometers above the arresting speed of 160 kilometers per hour.

He was released the next day on R5,000 bail.

More details to follow.




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