BLOEMFONTEIN – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Leader Julius Malema has denied that he was arrested by the Free State traffic police for speeding, saying he will be in court this morning as expected.
Malema is scheduled to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court this morning on charges of contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act for urging supporters to invade land.
Free State traffic police spokesperson Hillary Mophethe says the vehicle Malema was travelling in clocked a speed of over 180 kilometres per hour in a 120 zone.
“This morning our chief director went on radio and said that he was travelling at a speed of 187 km/h at a 120 km/h road and that he did not stop. So he’s been sought apparently by the South African Police Service."
Mophethe says Malema was traveling on the R30 between Welkom and Bloemfontein, and police are searching for him.
But the EFF chief has sent out a tweet saying reports he was arrested for speeding are absolute nonsense.
The report that I'm arrested for speeding are absolute nonsense, I will be at the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court this morning for Land.— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) November 14, 2016