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Speedking filmed doing 308km/h on Joburg highway arrested

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The alleged speedster, who resides in Midrand, was tracked down at a funeral in Limpopo by undercover investigators, the ministry said.

Johannesburg – The suspected driver of a sports car shown hitting over 300km/h on the N1 highway in Joburg in a video that went viral has been arrested, the Ministry of Transport said on Sunday.

The alleged speedster, who resides in Midrand, was tracked down at a funeral in Limpopo by undercover investigators, the ministry said.

The suspect, a 38-year-old male, was allegedly driving a red Audi TT on the N1 Southbound in Midrand when he was filmed clocking 308km/h in a 120km/h zone.

The video was posted on Twitter by Yusuf Abramjee, and was condemned by many, with one Twitter user calling the motorist “sick and stupid” and another saying “it doesn’t make you a MAN!”.

Sheer madness!!!!! Video posted on Instagram. Look at the speed…N1 South Midrand.@MbalulaFikile@TrafficRTMC@TrafficRTMC@GP_CommSafety@AsktheChiefJMPDpic.twitter.com/tSr79DA6c8

— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee)January 19, 2020

According to the Transport Ministry, “Officials from the Road Traffic Management Corporation used various investigative techniques to identify, locate and arrest the suspect.”

The arrest was welcomed by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, who tweeted that the man was in custody in Midrand.

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The 300KM/h famous speedstar has been arrested, he is in police custody in Midrand. He was arrested at a funeral in Polokwane.

Simbambe wanya…pic.twitter.com/mv8GO81W2U

— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile)January 26, 2020

The suspect faces charges of reckless and negligent driving as well as related charges in terms of the National Road Act, the ministry said.

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