Senzo Meyiwa trial advocate

The moment Dan Teffo was confronted by police in court – Photo: Twitter

Breaking: Advocate ARRESTED in the middle of Senzo Meyiwa trial

This is unbelievable: Onlookers were left scratching their heads, when Advocate Dan Teffo was arrested DURING the Senzo Meyiwa trial

Senzo Meyiwa trial advocate

The moment Dan Teffo was confronted by police in court – Photo: Twitter

Sometimes, South Africa just leaves you speechless: A top advocate representing four of the accused suspects in the Senzo Meyiwa trial was unceremoniously arrested by police officers – while court was still in session.

Sorry, what? Police arrest advocate in Senzo Meyiwa case

The jaw-dropping scene, captured by the plethora of news cameras and film crews, captured the moment where Advocate Dan Teffo was surrounded by SAPS officers, and eventually whisked out of the courtroom

The moment of high drama has been compared to something out of a Hollywood script. Teffo, who has been active throughout the Senzo Meyiwa trial, has now inadvertently found himself as the biggest talking point of the day.

Watch: Advocate arrested during Senzo Meyiwa trial!

What is going on, here?

We are still trying to piece together why this bizarre altercation took place. Another lawyer in the courtroom stated that the decision to apprehend Teffo in this particular fashion was ‘done in the wrong place, at the wrong time’.

We understand that the advocate himself was meant to appear in another court case, where HE was the defendant. Teffo failed to show-up, given his scheduling conflict, and the long-arm of the law immediately made a reach for him.

While fully robed, and still with his papers to hand, Teffo was handcuffed and restrained by officers. He says that he was not read his rights, and at the time of his detention, it’s claimed that the reason for his arrest was not disclosed.

  • This is a developing story, and we’ll have much more information as it comes through…