The Gauteng director of public prosecutions (DPP) was not consulted and did not sanction the execution of a warrant of arrest for the lawyer representing four of the five men accused of murdering Senzo Meyiwa.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has set the record straight regarding the arrest of advocate Malesela Teffo inside the Pretoria high court last week after numerous views and opinions expressed by members of the legal fraternity, the public and stakeholders within the criminal justice system.
Teffo was on Thursday handcuffed and arrested in the high court after the adjournment of the Meyiwa murder trial.
He was granted R10,000 bail on Friday after he appeared in the Hillbrow magistrate’s court for failure to appear in another court for assault and trespassing charges not related to the Meyiwa trial.
NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said an internal investigation into allegations that the DPP advised the investigating officer about the execution of the warrant was conducted.