300km/h speedster gets bail

Midrand – A man who allegedly shared a video of himself driving at over 300km/h on the N1 has been released from custody on R1 000 bail.

  The 36-year-old man, Phumlile Ncube appeared at the Midrand Magistrate’s Court on Monday after spending time in police custody over the weekend.

  The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said Ncube faces charges of reckless and negligent driving, and endangering the lives of other motorists. The case was postponed to March 13.

  Ncube was identified as the alleged driver of a red Audi TTS that sped at 308km/h along the N1 southbound in Midrand, in a 120km/h zone.

  Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula welcomed Ncube’s arrest in a statement on Sunday.

  “Officials from the RTMC used various investigative techniques to identify, locate and arrest the suspect. The alleged speedster, who resides in Midrand, was tracked down at a funeral in Limpopo by undercover investigators.”

  The video, which starts with a speed of 243km/h on the dashboard, was widely shared on social media.

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