EFF heavyweight caught speeding in FS
11:50 Sun, 19 Aug 2018
EFF heavyweight caught speeding in FS | News Article
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EFF Chief Whip, Floyd Shivambu, is set to appear in a Free State Court this coming week after he was caught speeding in the province on Friday, August 17.

Police, Roads and Transport spokesperson, Hillary Mophethe, says Shivambu was on the N1 to Bloemfontein in his white Range Rover on Friday morning. 

He was caught by traffic officials just outside Winburg at 10:44 am, travelling at a speed of 182 km/h in a 120 km/h zone. Mophethe tells OFM News the 35-year-old Shivambu was arrested and taken to the Winburg Police Station. 

He was thereafter released on R2 000 bail.

The politician is reported to have been at the University of the Free State's main campus following his arrest and release. 

He was at the institution to address the EFF’s Student Command ahead of Student Representative Council (SRC) elections. These two-day elections are set to kick off tomorrow.

Mophethe told OFM News, Shivambu is due to appear in the Winburg Magistrate's Court this coming Friday, August 24, on a speeding charge. 

The incident comes over two months after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the province told media present at a briefing in May, they would be clamping down on speeding offences especially by motorists passing through the province. They said it is something that has been a problem in the past.

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