Speedster Hofmeyr fined R10,000

The singer was caught driving at 169 km/h in an 80 zone near Bronkhorstspruit last year.

Steve Hofmeyr was caught driving at 169 km/h in an 80 zone near Bronkhorstspruit last year. Picture: Supplied.

PRETORIA - Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr has been fined R10,000 in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrates Court for speeding.

Hofmeyer was arrested in December for driving more than double the speed limit near Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria.

He caught driving 169 kilometres per hour in an 80 zone.

Magistrate Elsie Schnetler told the court she could see that Hofmeyr has shown remorse for breaking the speed limit.

In terms of his plea agreement, the singer's licence would not be suspended because he needed it to earn a living.

In court papers, he states that he supports six people financially.

Hoymeyr says he's happy to pay the fine.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was also caught speeding on the same night, but his matter must still be finalised in court.

There was controversy over the fact that Hofmeyr was released on R500 bail while Malema had to pay R5,000.

Malema was caught driving on the N1 Highway near the Vaal at 215 km/h, almost twice the speed limit on that road.