The Office of the Chief Justice says in a statement that Justice Zondo has reviewed the footage of the incident and has acquired additional information on the matter and views the arrest of Teffo or for that matter anyone – inside a court room as being completely unacceptable, especially as Teffo was involved in a case inside the very same court room.
Justice Zondo says the manner in which the police acted was an assault on the dignity of the court and the judiciary.
The statement says the Chief Justice wishes to make it clear that the issue is not whether Advocate Teffo should have been arrested or not but the manner in which the arrest was done by police.
In the video below, Senzo Meyiwa Trial | Advocate Teffo has been arrested:
Teffo represents four of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial and claims that he’s been arrested on a fraudulent warrant of arrest.
He was held at the Hillbrow Police Station.
Meyiwa was shot and killed at the home of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus in Gauteng’s east-rand in 2014.
Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial | SABC News reporter talks about Advocate Malesela Teffo’s arrest