EFF’s Chuene released on R500 bail, case postponed to 19 December

He was allegedly doing about 180km/h on the N4, angering law enforcers.


A case of reckless driving against Mpumalanga EFF organiser Cyril Chuene will return to court on 19 December 2017.

Chuene was released on R500 bail by the Mbombela Magistrates Court this week Tuesday.

He was nabbed on Monday afternoon on the N4 near the Alkmar crossing – about 15 kilometers outside Mbombela city – by the cops clocking 179km/h in his BMW 523i.

Officials said Chuene was let out of prison cell soon after he paid an an out of R500 to court and will return again in coming weeks to answer to the charge.

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Chuene, a provincial organizer of the party, is also with the eHlanzeni district municipality serving as an EFF councillor.

The EFF on Monday reacting to Chuene’s arrest called on all their members to observe and respect road laws and not find themselves on the wrong side of the law, especially as we approach the festive season, where road deaths rises in South Africa.

“This message also goes to all South African citizens and to our members, we say they must not succumb to the pressure of meetings and drive at high speed, they must make sure they are on time always,” Collen Sedibe, the leader of the party in the province, said.

(edited by ZK)

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