May 27, 2022

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DPP ‘did not sanction’ arrest of Malesela Teffo inside court

The Head of the Gauteng Public Prosecutor’s Office (DPP) was not consulted and did not authorize the execution of an arrest warrant against the lawyer representing four of the five men charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa.

The National The Law Enforcement Agency (NPA) has issued a statement in relation to the arrest of lawyer Malesela Teffo in the Pretoria High Court last week following numerous views and opinions expressed by members of the legal profession, the public and stakeholders within the Law Enforcement Agency were uttered, truth told criminal justice system.

Teffo was handcuffed and arrested in the Supreme Court on Thursday after the adjournment of the Meyiwa murder trial.

On Friday after he appeared , he was granted R10,000 bail at Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court for failing to appear before another court for assault and trespassing, the nic hts has to do with the Meyiwa trial.

NPA spokesman Phindi Mjonondwane said an internal investigation into allegations that the DPP had dropped its investigation into the execution of the arrest warrant was being conducted.

“It turned out that the DPP was not aware of the execution of the warrant, nor did its agency authorize the execution of the warrant before or in court. Hillbrow Magistrates Court issued an arrest warrant on January 27, 2022 after Teffo failed to appear in court that day.โ€

Mjonondwane said the execution of arrest warrants falls under the jurisdiction of the SAPS.

“The NPA remains committed to its values โ€‹โ€‹of accountability and will continue to uphold the rule of law to uphold the rights of all accused.”

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