Malema top Gauteng speedster

South Africa
The arrests of Malema and Hofmeyr for speeding have caused a stir online. After being taken into custody, the controversial figures both took to Twitter. eNCA
Radio DJ Gareth Cliff speaks to eNCA about being in a similar situation as Julius Malema and Steve Hofmeyr. eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Julius Malema currently holds the record for being the fastest man on Gauteng’s roads this festive season.

The Economic Freedom Fighters leader was arrested on Thursday night for doing 215 km/h.

An exclusive video obtained by eNCA shows Malema travelling at high speed along the N1 near Vanderbijlpark in The Vaal.

Gauteng traffic spokeswoman Basaphi Nxumalo said Malema had been the top speedster arrested in the province so far.

“Since festive season has started on the 15 December, more than 105 people have been arrested in the province. It’s not Julius Malema or Steve now only. We’ve been arresting so many people but unfortunately Julius is the highest from the 15th til now. Since the festive season til now, Julius is the highest,” Nxumalo said.

The province's high speed unit immediately arrests anyone travelling over 160km/h.

“We are working according to the National Road Traffic Act, Act 93 of 1996. It says, any person that is going to exceed the speed of 161km/h must be arrested. We’ve got a high speed unit…The unit doesn’t issue out fines."

"When you’re travelling at an excessive speed, they will arrest you,” she said.

However, Malema was not the country’s top speedster. A Durban man was arrested last week for travelling at 221km/h.

Like Malema, the man was released on R5000 bail.

 

-eNCA

COMMENTS



LATEST STORIES

Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke made wholesale changes to his backline for their Currie Cup match against the Eastern Province Kings at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
The Boks have responded to eNCA's challenge to take part in some "Ice Bucket" action and will be donating R15,000 to charity in lieu of getting drenched.
President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad "a few months ago."

TOP STORIES view all

EFF disrupted questions to the president as they demanded a date for when the president would pay back monies owed on his Nkandla homestead.
Watch live as President Jacob Zuma answers questions put to him by the National Assembly.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has handed over its final report on Nkandla to President Jacob Zuma, it said on Thursday.

NEWS STREAMcloseview all

This is the overlay

eNCA Subscriptions

Close