On Mandela Day, musician and actress Thembi Seete was arrested for speeding offence on her way to 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards that took place in Durban, Kwazulu Natal, on the same night.

According to Sunday World, Seete – who spent hours in Edenvale Police Station before R500 bail was granted for her release – was charged with reckless driving, when she was caught speeding 119km/h in a 60km/h zone in Edenvale, where she stays.

When approached for comment Seete, 38, said: “The case was withdrawn provisionally, pending attendance of Nicro programme.

“After completion of the programme, probation officers will compile a report to the senior public prosecutor for the case to be withdrawn permanently.

“This incident reminded me of how important it is for me to follow the rules and to be responsible, aware and careful on the road.”

Seete learnt her lesson and vows to improve on her time management as she is usually ‘never in a rush’.

“This is something I’ve always done well, thus this was an isolated situation… But it was a very valuable lesson,” she said.

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