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Malema is back in the dock

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg -

EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for alleged reckless or negligent driving and speeding.

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REFILE - CORRECTING DATE South African politician Julius Malema is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Johannesburg July 22, 2013. Malema, the expelled "bad boy" of South Africa's ruling African National Congress and now facing racketeering charges he denies, this month launched the nation's newest political movement the Economic Freedom Fighters, calling for a revolutionary jolt to Africa's biggest economy through nationalisation of mines and expropriation of white-owned land. Picture taken July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS)

The case was postponed in December for the Director of Public Prosecutions to instruct the state on further action on the case.

Malema was arrested in December for driving at 215km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 in the Vaal.

He was released on bail of R5 000, Gauteng traffic spokeswoman Busaphi Nxumalo said at the time.

Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters apologised in a statement issued after the arrest

“The Commander in Chief, who was on a tight schedule, was on his way from Bloemfontein to attend to an urgent programme in Alexandra.”

In November, Malema went to court to try to persuade the state to withdraw criminal charges against him, but lost.

His trial on charges of fraud, corruption, money-laundering and racketeering is due to start at the end of September. - Sapa

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