Jele was caught on the M1 near Sandton while driving at 223km/h in his BMW 135i in a 120km/h zone.
He appeared in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on charges of reckless driving and exceeding the speed limit, and was released on bail.
Following his release, Jele expressed his remorse in a statement released by Pirates on their official website.
The Jele statement:
I refer to the news of my arrest this morning, which is making rounds in the media. It is true I was apprehended by the enforcement law agency driving at high speeds.
I was taken into police station for statements and procedures, from which I was released on bail.
I would like to sincerely apologise for my recklessness and bringing the Club into disrepute and take full responsibility of my actions.
I have no excuse for my action and I can only wish the Club, the supporters and the public at large to accept my apologies as I realise the number of people I have disappointed.
Happy Quinton Jele.