Speeding ‘MEC imposter’ clocked doing 207 km/h

The man posed as an MEC when he was arrested and will appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court.

FILE: A man pretended to be an MEC after he was caught speeding. Picture: FreeImages.

JOHANNESBURG - It has emerged that a man caught speeding on the N1 south new Midrand in Johannesburg was not a Western Cape MEC or from the Western Cape.

The Johannesburg Metro Police reported earlier that a Western Cape MEC was caught clocking 207 km/h in a 120 km/h zone near Midrand.

Metro police confirmed that the man posed as an MEC when he was arrested on Sunday morning.

When authorities tried to pull him over, the suspect sped off and was chased down, eventually being cut off on Corlett Drive in Johannesburg.

The City of Cape Town's JP Smith says it's unclear why this was not verified when the man was arrested.

"The speedster is a well known businessman and is in no way connected to the Western Cape government."

The man will appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court on charges of reckless and negligent driving.