114 people arrested during Macufe festivities
Charges include pickpocketing, traffic violations, alcohol-related offences, possession of dangerous weapons and dealing in drugs
Free State police arrested 114 people for various charges at the weekend in a busy Bloemfontein.
The town was hosting its annual Mangaung Cultural Festival (Macufe), attended by people from around the country.
Among the arrested, 29 were held for speeding and drunk driving.
Department of police, roads and transport spokesman Zolile Walaza said the arrests took place between Friday and Sunday.
"The leader of the pack was a man driving a BMW who was arrested driving at 234km/h on Friday along the N1," Walaza said.
"On Saturday morning, a woman driving an Audi A5 was nabbed doing 205km/h.
"MEC for police, roads and transport Butana Komphela condemned their behaviour.
"Nobody is going to escape the radar of law enforcement agencies.
"Those arrested are running the risk of having their licences revoked once they accept guilt in court."
Most were released on bail, ranging from R1,000 to R2,000.
Meanwhile, police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thandi Mbambo said their members worked tirelessly maintaining law and order throughout the festivities.
Police arrested a number of people on charges ranging from pickpocketing, traffic violations, alcohol-related offences to possession of dangerous weapons and dealing in drugs.
Mbambo said in one incident five people were arrested for fraud after they were found selling counterfeit tickets worth R10,000.
"Our members were posted at various hot spots around the main event where the music festival was held," said Mbambo.
All those arrested are expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's court soon.