- EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu was arrested by Free State traffic police after he was caught driving at 182km/h in the Free State
- Shivambu was driving his Range Rover at the time of the incident on the N1 heading from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
- Shivambu was arrested and taken to the Winburg police station, he was later released on R2,000 bail and is due to appear in the Winburg Magistrates’ Court on Friday
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deputy president Floyd Shivambu was arrested for speeding after Free State traffic police caught him driving at 182km/h on the N1 heading from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein.
Shivambu was driving his white Range Rover at the time of the incident. He was reportedly heading for a student election meeting at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein.
Shivambu was arrested by police officers and taken to the Winburg Police Station. His Range Rover was also impounded by authorities. Shivambu was later released on bail and his vehicle was returned to his possession.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Shivambu is due to appear in the Winburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday to face various charges related to breaking the national speed limit of 120km/h.
The EFF has confirmed that Shivambu was involved in the incident but noted that he did not try to flee arrested and cooperated with the arresting officer.
The Citizen.co.za reported that Shivambu was released on R2,000 bail while another separate report by dailysun.co.za claimed he was released on R4,000 bail.
Shivambu was later seen addressing the EFF’s student body at the University of the Free State ahead of the student representative council (SRC) elections which are scheduled to take place on Monday and Tuesday.
Police officers confirmed that Shivambu had cooperated fully with them during the process and had been extremely well behaved throughout the process.
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