Law Enforcement has confirmed that Julius Malema’s driver was arrested on Monday morning, after he was accused of speeding and failing to stop at a roadblock.
The Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters was being transported to his court case in Bloemfontein on Monday, when the driver in question was recorded travelling at 187km/h in a 120km zone.
It has also been confirmed that Malema was subsequently allowed to drive himself to court, following the arrest.
“The car that was taking Mr Malema to court was driving at 187 and it failed to stop when the traffic officers tried to stop them,” traffic spokesman Nako Ramotsoto told the SABC on Monday.
“We located it near Ventersburg in N1where we stopped it and checked who was the driver of the vehicle and then we managed to arrest the driver that was driving that particular vehicle,” added the traffic spokesman.
“As we speak now that driver has been taken back to Parys where a case of over speeding and failure to stop will be opened against the driver.”
Malema is set to appear in Bloemfontein on Monday, where he will face up to the charge that he violated the Riotous Assemblies Act, after calling on his party members to illegally occupy vacant land.