Teffo also allegedly assaulted and intimidated a police officer, which resulted in an urgent interdict application prohibiting him from entering the police and state attorney building in Johannesburg. He was further interdicted from intimidating, threatening, victimising and harassing police and state attorney personnel.
He is also accused of breaching a court order handed down in October 2019 by threatening the police officer, for which he was arrested and released on bail.
The court heard Teffo misled the labour court by handing a copy of regulation 15 of the police service 2006 disciplinary regulations which differed from the copy submitted by opposing counsel. The judges hearing the matter confirmed the version of the copy submitted by the opposing counsel.
In some instances, the court heard there were complaints that Teffo walked into client’s offices unannounced and without any warning to allegedly intimidate and threaten them. This after they had terminated his mandate.
“(Teffo’s) conduct stands to jeopardise the integrity of the profession. He has been contemptuous of this court, of which he is an officer, and could further expose other legal practitioners as well as members of the public to practices which are unbecoming of an officer of this court,” Ka-Siboto said.
He said by virtue of his alleged conduct and behaviour, Teffo has damaged and affected the good standing and reputation of the profession as a whole.
“Consequently he should be suspended from practising as a legal practitioner and his name should be removed from the roll of advocates of the court,” he said.
The matter will continue on Friday.