BREAKING: The Men Accused Of Killing Senzo Meyiwa Are Defended By The Lawyer For Senzo’s Brother.

 BREAKING: The Men Accused Of Killing Senzo Meyiwa Are Defended By The Lawyer For Senzo’s Brother.

AfriForum’s private prosecution unit has expressed concern that there may be a conflict of interest between the lawyer appointed to represent four of the men accused of killing footballer Senzo Meyiwa, and his brother, Sifiso.

Teffo, however, had previously been the briefing attorney for the slain footballer’s brother Sifiso when he pursued justice for Senzo.

“We now know that there are two cases about the murder of #SenzoMeyiwa. This is probably the first time it’s come out. The other case also includes defeating the ends of justice. That’s because someone cleaned the scene and you ask yourself why? ” – Advocate Malesela Teffo

Senzo was gunned down in October 2014 in what was described as a botched robbery in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg, in the presence of his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo, her mother Ntombi, sister Zandi, Zandi’s boyfriend Longwe Twala and his friends Mthokozisi Twala and Tumelo Madlala.

When the accused appeared in the high court in Pretoria last week for a pretrial hearing, four of the five accused told the court they had appointed advocate Malesela Teffo as their defence attorney.

AfriForum, which is representing Senzo’s mother Ntombifuthi and his sisters Zama and Nomalanga Meyiwa, said this development could lead to further delays in the trial.

“It is very unusual that the same representative who is acting on behalf of a certain family member is also defending some of the accused persons. We agree with state advocate George Baloi that there is probably a conflict of interest, and our main concern is that the sudden change in legal representatives will probably delay the matter further,” said advocate Gerrie Nel.

Teffo said there was nothing sinister about the move. TimesLive report

In December 23rd, Senzo Meyiwa’s lawyer stated:

Senzo Meyiwa’s ‘killer’ was in the house – Teffo says in letter to NPA boss Batohi

A bullet that killed Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was allegedly discharged from a gun brought by one of seven witnesses who were inside Kelly Khumalo’s house.

This claim is contained in a 27-page application that Advocate Malesela Teffo sent to the National Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Shamila Batohi on December 2 asking for the current prosecutions in the Meyiwa murder case to be stopped.

 

 

 

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