May 28, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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SA wants answers after arrest of advocate defending suspects in Senzo Meyiwa case

The arrest of lawyer Malesela Teffo, representing four of the five men accused of murdering former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, during the murder trialhas sparked more social Media conspiracy theories sparked.

Meyiwa was gunned down in Vosloorus in October 2014 at the home of his girlfriend and mother of his child, Kelly Khumalo.

Teffo was im House arrested the Pretoria High Court on Thursday, apparently for failing to appear in court in Hillbrow in a separate matter.

He accused Police Minister Bheki Cele of ordering the police to stop him arrest.


The Minister has denied any involvement in Teffo’s arrest. On Thursday, he told eNCA he had heard about the arrest when his spokesman, Lirandzu Themba, briefed him on Thursday afternoon.

Themba said the Minister had a full report from the National Police Commissioner on Teffos Arrest and Arrest Requested manner in which the arrest was handled by the police.

According to Teffo’s commissioning attorney, Tshepo Thobane, the attorney’s arrest did not come as a surprise as she were alerted during the court lunch hour it was going to happen. He said it was an intimidation tactic after the murder suspects’ lawyers revealed in court that the crime scene was contaminated.

Twitter was quickly flooded with replies to Teffo’s arrest. Some claimed it would delay justice for Meyiwa for eight years after his death. Others suggest that Teffo be “silenced”.

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