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)

Johannesburg -

EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court to face a charge of reckless or negligent driving.

Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, was charged with reckless and negligent driving after he was arrested in December for allegedly driving at 215km/h in a 120km/h zone.

At his last court appearance on the matter on January 29, journalists were denied entry into the courtroom by security guards. The guards claimed they were given orders not to allow any media representatives inside.

Gauteng traffic police spokesman Obed Sibasa said at the time that Malema's legal team requested time to study the case docket and advise their client on a possible plea.

In a separate matter earlier this month, Malema was provisionally sequestrated by the Pretoria High Court. According to court documents, Malema owed R16 million plus interest after failing to submit tax returns between 2006 and 2010. - Sapa