Misunderstanding at police station over Steve's court date

2013-12-23 11:22

Johannesburg - There has been a misunderstanding about the court appearance date of Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr, who was arrested for speeding last week, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

Hofmeyr would appear in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court on 30 December, and not on Monday, said NPA spokesman Medupe Simasiku.

"There was a misunderstanding at the police station about the date," he said.

Hofmeyr was arrested in Bronkhorstspruit on Thursday night for speeding and was released on bail of R500.

"He will appear... on charges of reckless and negligent driving and for exceeding the general speed limit for driving 169km/h in a 80km/h zone," Gauteng traffic police spokeswoman Busaphi Nxumalo said at the time.

In a statement on Friday, Hofmeyr said it was irresponsible to speed.

"I concede this was irresponsible and dangerous," he wrote on his Facebook page.

Hofmeyr complimented the police officers who dealt with him, describing them as "friendly, professional and thorough" and thanked those who were on duty.

At 23:15 on Thursday night, Hofmeyr took to social media website Twitter to say in Afrikaans: "Hier is plek vir net een tronkvoël in hierdie tronksel, Julius. Skuif op vetgat. (There is only space for one jailbird in this cell, Julius. Move over fat arse)."

He was referring to Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema who was also arrested on Thursday evening for speeding. He was caught speeding at 215km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 in the Vaal and released on bail.

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