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Gauteng's 300km/h speedster Phumlile Ncube granted bail

Phumlile Ncube appeared in the Midrand Magistrates Court on charges of reckless and negligent driving on Monday.

Phumlile Ncube (in the red T-shirt) outside the Midrand Magistrates Court on 27 January 2020. Picture: Department of Transport

JOHANNESBURG - The speedster arrested for driving over 300km/h on the N1 Highway has been granted bail.

Phumlile Ncube appeared in the Midrand Magistrates Court on charges of reckless and negligent driving on Monday.

The 36-year-old, who recorded himself driving over the limit, was arrested on Saturday.

Ncube has been granted R1,000 bail and his case postponed to 13 March.

The Road Traffic Management Cooperation said Ncube put other motorists in danger when he drove at a speed of over 300km/h.

Authorities said that they used various investigative techniques to identify, locate and arrest Ncube, who was tracked down at a funeral in Limpopo.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula welcomed the arrest.