Last updated on 2022-04-30
Update: Advocate Malesela Teffo, a defence lawyer in the long-awaited trial to seek justice for the murder of former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, was granted R 10 000 bail by a Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
The case was postponed to May 27, 2022
His court appearance stems from an allegation of trespassing in July 2020 when he tried to enter a police station in order to help his client in a labour dispute.
The drama unfolded on Thursday when police stormed the courtroom shortly after the trial adjourned, and ordered Teffo to be handcuffed, apparently without reading him any charges.
Police Minister Bheki Cele is behind the issuing of a warrant to arrest me because they know what is gonna come out for them, Advocate Malesela Teffo told the SABC news in the North-Gauteng High Court during an altercation with police demanding his hands to cuff him
In a short statement on Thursday night, Gauteng Police spokesperson, Colonel Athlenda Mathe said the National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola has requested Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela to submit a report following the arrest of Teffo.
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“The National Police Commissioner takes note of Advocate Teffo’s arrest,” said Colonel Mathe.
Advocate Teffo represents four of the seven suspects in the North Gauteng High Court for the 2014 killing of Orlando Pirates FC and the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.
Teffo alleged that Minister Cele did not want him in this case.
When asked why they were arresting him, the investigating officer responded that it was not his responsibility to explain to him showing Teffo a warrant of arrest issued in January.
During his arrest, officers were unable to provide a justification for why it took so long for him to be apprehended.
A court official expressed concerns that police had not read Teffo his rights before arresting him.
A bogus arrest order was acquired on January 27 of this year, according toTeffo.
Teffo is due to appear in Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court today.