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Steve Hofmeyr: There's only place for one jailbird, Malema

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Steve Hofmeyr, who has been released on R500 bail after getting arrested for speeding, has mocked Julius Malema for being in the same situation.

Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr. (Gallo)

Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr was released on bail on Thursday night after he was arrested in Bronkhorstspruit for speeding, Gauteng traffic police said.

"Hofmeyr was released on bail of R500 at the Bronkhortspruit police station," spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said.

"He will appear in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court on charges of reckless and negligent driving and for exceeding the general speed limit for driving 169km/h in a 80km/h zone."

She said he would appear in court on Monday and not on Friday as previously thought.

At 11.15pm 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 place 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.

"Malema is still in custody and it is unclear on whether he would be granted bail tonight," Nxumalo said.

"This is because he was driving 215km/h in a 120km/h zone so the station commander can not grant bail because of the excessive speed."

Malema was arrested by the high speed unit in the Vaal on the N1 and was charged with reckless and negligent driving and for exceeding the general speed limit, Nxumalo said.

Bail for Malema
"If he is granted bail he will only appear in court on Monday but if he does not get bail, he will appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Friday," she said.

"The matter was handed over to national police to determine bail."

Malema was detained around 7.25pm and was taken to the Barrage Police Station, but was transferred to the Vanderbijlpark police station.

Malema was driving from Bloemfontein in the Free State to Johannesburg.

There were two woman and another man in the charcoal BMW 530d, she said. Sapa

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