Cape Town – Social media users have criticised disbarred advocate Malesela Teffo for his latest courtroom stunt that resulted in the delay of the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial on Tuesday.
Teffo, who used to represent four of the five accused standing trial, withdrew from the case as counsel before he was struck off the roll in September last year.
He reportedly walked into the Pretoria High Court and demanded to meet with presiding Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela in the chambers.
“We need to go into the chambers of the judge before this matter can commence,” TimesLIVE quoted Teffo as saying.
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Mzansi took to social media, slamming Teffo for making the case about him and no longer about the justice deserved by the Meyiwa family.
However, during an interview on Power98.7, Teffo denied he forced his way into the court, saying that his appearance was planned.
“My appearance at the court was an agreement with the National Prosecution Authority,” Teffo was quoted saying.
Meyiwa was gunned down at singer Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus, Gauteng on the evening of October 26, 2014.
Six years later, in 2020, Muzikawukhulelwa S’Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa, and Fisokuhle Ntuli were arrested.
The men were charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Here are some of the reactions on social media
This clown Adv Teffo is back in the #SenzoMeyiwatrial – this man think this case is about him 😳😳💀 pic.twitter.com/CSI2RlDg1a
— Not TK_Nala (@NerdZulu) May 2, 2023
Teffo is so disrespectful towards the Meyiwa family. This is not your private show Teffo. You are no longer an Adv. Appeal your own case on your own time and let justice be served for Senzo 🤬
— Justine Petit (@JustinePet2610) May 2, 2023
Adv Malesela Teffo always says he has information that could help with the case but never says anything. He should stop being Jacob Zuma and share the information with his colleagues#SenzoMeyiwatrial#SenzoMeyiwa
— Tšhegofatšo ❤️ (@MaabuleM) May 2, 2023
Malesela Teffo is a sucker for punishment, the man is asking to be permanently struck of the roll!!! #SenzoMeyiwaTrial
— DaveFormerAnkole!!! (@BigSexyWenu) May 2, 2023
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe