TV personality and model Maps Maponyane has  been arrested!

The son of soccer legend Marks Maponyane was bust by the Mpumalanga Provincial Traffic Officers today for excessive speeding.

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The 30-year-old was driving in his Mercedes-Benz SUV, towards Mbombela at the time of his arrest.

Mpumalanga community safety spokesman, Moeti Mmusi said Maponyane was caught driving at 178km/h in a 120km/h on the N4 toll road near Alkmaar.

"He was charged with reckless and negligent driving," he said

Maponyane was released on a R500 bail by the Mbombela police. He is expected back in the Mbombela Magistrates Court on Friday.

Mmusi has since called on public figures to be an exemplary on the roads.

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"We have lost so many people including those in the public eye on the roads, they are not immune, they are not being spared either .

It is important for them to behave accordingly on the roads to inspire many other people who look up to them to respect the rules of the road," he said