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Former Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa and Advocate Malesela Teffo. Images via Twitter

‘Confuse your enemies’: Adv Teffo on ‘fake withdrawal’ from Senzo trial

Advocate Teffo claims he didn’t actually withdraw from the Senzo Meyiwa trail…but the instructing attorney says he’s out!

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Former Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa and Advocate Malesela Teffo. Images via Twitter

In a clip of Advocate Malesela Teffo’s SABC interview which went viral on Twitter on Tuesday 2 August, the advocate explained that he did in fact did not withdraw as legal representative of four of the five hitmen accused of killing  Senzo Meyiwa. This despite him telling the Pretoria High Court in July that he did.

ADVOCATE TEFFO: ‘CONFUSE YOUR ENEMIES’

Former Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa is believed to have been murdered in a botched robbery at his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s mom’s house in Volsloorus on 26 October 2014.

Five alleged hitmen – Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifisokuhle Ntuli – are on trial for the soccer star’s murder.

Advocate Teffo was representing four of the five accused. However, he told the Pretoria High Court that he has withdrawn as the legal representative on 12 July. 

Plot twist: Teffo now claims he never withdrew from the trial…despite telling the Pretoria High Court the opposite. He claims it was just a strategy he used to “confused the enemy” as seen in a viral clip of his interview on SABC’s It’s Topical. The clip was shared on Twitter on Tuesday 2 August and racked up close to 20 000 views.

“It is a strategy. Sometimes you have to confuse your enemies and give them a short-lived glory,” he said.

“So this is a strategy amongst us as I said,” he continued.

Take a look…

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WATCH THE FULL CLIP HERE

INSTRUCTURE ATTORNEY SAYS TEFFO IS OFF THE CASE 

After Teffo revealed that he would be returning to the trial, he was a no-show on Tuesday 2 August. TimesLIVE reports that the instructing attorney, Timothy Thobane, says Teffo was off the case.

“The advocate who was appearing in this matter has withdrawn. When he spoke it was not part of the instruction. He is not part of this matter any more. Whatever he says, he says it out of his [own] mind,” said Thobane. 

The trial has been postponed until 5 September.

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Former Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa and Advocate Malesela Teffo. Images via Twitter

TWEEPS WEIGH IN 

Twitter users seem to be unimpressed with Teffo and have labelled him “dramatic”.

“Lawyers like adv Teffo are just making noise while in reality they are just drama queens #SenzoMeyiwatrial,” tweeted @DaveLamula.

“Advocate Teffo is an embarrassment to the legal fraternity 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳the guy doesn’t doesn’t understand anything about law,” tweeted @DrGlen01.

“Ooops looks like accused 1_4 has seen through Adv. Teffo that he is using their case to get popularity than to get them justice 🤦🤦. They want the instructing attorney to proceed with the matter not the return of the Childish bewitched Adv Teffo,” tweeted @FsTebza.

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