The defence lawyer in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial is expected to return to the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Friday for a personal matter.
Advocate Malesela Teffo is representing four of the accused in the Meyiwa trial.
Advocate Teffo’s arrest during court proceedings last month has been strongly criticised by many, including Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Justice Zondo said the manner in which the police acted was an assault on the dignity of the court and the judiciary.
He was arrested for non-appearance twice where he’s facing charges of trespassing.
These charges are for allegedly contravening a High Court order that prohibited him from entering the police headquarters in Johannesburg, as well as assaulting a female police officer.
The advocate found himself handcuffed and in the holding cells of the court. He was released on bail of R10 000.
In the report below, Advocate Teffo’s arrest leads to many questions: