Malesela Teffo’s court appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday was cancelled after the disbarred lawyer failed to cooperate with police during their investigation.

Lumka Mahanjana, a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority, told the magazine on Tuesday that the case had been rescheduled for Thursday due to Teffo’s refusal to cooperate with investigators.

According to the magazine, Teffo refused to provide them his fingerprints for profiling and his personal address, forcing the magistrate to issue an order requiring Teffo to collaborate with the State by supplying the needed information.

Teffo is accused of causing damage to property at a City Property-owned company office in Pretoria that he reportedly rented. According to the NPA, he was barred from accessing the facility beginning April 21, and on July 29, he reportedly went to the offices using a locksmith. A security guard on duty refused Teffo admission, so he pushed his way into his office.

According to the NPA, he broke into the office with the locksmith.


“It is alleged that Teffo beat another security officer who was on the scene while he was filming what was going on.” The security officer dashed to the police station to report the incident. “When he returned to the scene, Teffo had already left and had taken the door handle with him,” Mahanjana explained.

Teffo is also accused of stealing for allegedly charging two complainants for services.

Teffo was approached by two complainants in the case seeking legal aid in June. Teffo allegedly agreed to help the complainants and requested that they deposit R6,500 apiece to his personal account before arranging a session with them.

Mahanjana stated that the complainants made the necessary money. Yet, when they inquired about The problem was subsequently reported to the Legal Professional Council (LPC), which was told that Teffo was no longer practising.

Last year, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled that Teffo was “not fit” and removed him off the list of attorneys. Teffo previously represented four accused in the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, a Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates custodian.


By J Times

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