Malema, Hofmeyr caught in the fast lane

JOHANNESBURG - Several EFF supporters on Friday morning gathered at the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate&39;s Court ahead of Julius Malema&39;s appearance.

Malema appeared briefly in the dock, wearing a red and blue tracksuit.

Magistrate R Mphela postponed the matter to January 29 for the director of public prosecutions to instruct the State on further action on the case.

The EFF leader spent the night behind bars after he was caught driving at 215 kilometres an hour on the N1 in Vaal.

Malema is not the only well-known South African in hot water for speeding.

In a separate incident on Thursday, Steve Hofmeyr was arrested for driving at 169km per hour in a 120km zone in Bronkhurstpruit.

He was released on R500 bail and is expected to appear in court soon.

Both men have been charged with reckless and negligent driving.

The NPA was called to handle the EFF leader&39;s arrest and bail. His case was also transferred to the Vanderbijlpark Police Station.

Hofmeyr on Friday posted a statement on his Facebook page saying: "...I was rushing from Pretoria to a concert in Badplaas when I was pulled over on the N4 and arrested for exceeding a speed of 160km/h. I concede this was irresponsible and dangerous. The Bronkhorstspruit officers in charge were friendly, professional and thorough."

Both men have controversial singing histories. In 2011 Hofmeyr threatened to include the k-word in his song Ons sal dit Oorleef, if Malema&39;s singing of Shoot The Boer (Dubula iBhunu) was not banned.

The South Gauteng High Court ruled against the Shoot The Boer song in 2011 and an agreement was reached not to use the song so Hofmeyr didn&39;t use the k-word in his song.

Meanwhile, the arrests caused a stir on social media.