Jele was arrested on M1 and charged at the Sandton police station. He was not yet released on bail at the time of this release.
The Gauteng Traffic Police High Speed Unit has arrested the Orlando Pirates Soccer player, Happy Jele early this morning.
The Pirates player was driving a 135i BMW, travelling on the M1 near Sandston at an average speed of 223km/h zone. When the officers managed to stop him, he claimed he was on his way to attend to his sick child.
It was later found that the information was untruthful and just an excuse. Happy Jele was arrested on the spot and taken to Sandton Police Station where he was formally charged for reckless driving and exceeding the prescribed limit of 120km/h.
At the time of release the bail was not determined as yet, he will appear in the Randburg Magistrate Court shortly. Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, has since condemned the incident.
“I am disappointed at Happy Jele’s driving behavior and conduct. Professional players are supposed to be role models and safety ambassadors. The Law Enforcement Agencies will not tolerate lawlessness behavior on Gauteng roads especially with the high rate of fatalities reported in the province,” said MEC Nkosi-Malobane.
The department appeals to motorists to drive with caution and abide by the rules of the road at all times. – Loxion Reporter