The Bafana goalie, who saved his team on Thursday against Mamelodi Sundowns, was stopped by speedcops in Centurion, Gauteng, while driving his sponsored maroon Nissan Juke.
He was doing 173km/h in a 120km/h zone.
Itu was briefly detained at Centurion police station, released on bail of R1 000 and ordered to appear in the Lyttelton Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
A family member said: “Itu was helping his brother to move from Pretoria to Joburg.
His brother is moving to a new club in Cape Town and he wanted him to be closer to him in Jozi and to be closer to the airport.
“He’s remorseful about the whole incident and wants to put this chapter behind him.”
Tshwane Metro police spokesman, Isaac Mahamba, said: “The man was arrested along the N1 highway at the John Vorster off-ramp travelling towards Joburg.”
Mahamba said Itu was alone at the time and was due to appear in court soon. Khune was not available for comment.
He is not the only one who found himself being taken to the slammer for speeding. Recently, cops have arrested the Afrikaans musician, Steve Hofmeyr, Julius Malema and Donald Moatshe of Over the Moon fame.
In 2007, former YFM DJ and Metro FM presenter DJ Sbu was caught speeding at 257km/h, and 5FM’s motormouth Gareth Cliff was nabbed for doing 182km/h in a 120km/h zone.
Even ANC spindoctor Jackson Mthembu got into trouble with traffic cops. He was taken to a Cape Town copshop in 2010 after officers caught him drunk behind the wheel.
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