Police say the defence lawyer in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case will appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Friday morning.
Advocate Malesela Teffo was arrested on Thursday following proceedings in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
He allegedly failed to appear in a trespassing matter.
Advocate Teffo was handcuffed and taken to high court cells.
It is alleged that the warrant of his arrest was issued in January this year.
He was representing four of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa trial.
Advocate Teffo told the SABC News on Thursday that his previous warrant of arrest had been cancelled and that he was frustrated because police used a fraudulent warrant to arrest him.
The video below, Teffo’s lawyer, Timothy Thobane reacts to his client’s arrest at North Gauteng High Court:
National Police Commissioner, Fannie Masemola, has asked Gauteng Police Commissioner, Elias Mawela, to submit a report on the arrest of Advocate Malesela Teffo.
Police spokesperson, Athlenda Mathe says, “National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Fannie Masemola takes note of the arrest of Advocate Malesela Teffo. General Masemola has since been made aware that there is a warrant of arrest for Advocate Teffo and has henceforth requested the Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela to submit a report on the matter.”