The Meyiwa murder trial is expected to resume on May 30, after the last session ended on a dramatic note with advocate Malesela Teffo getting arrested.
Initially, Teffo wanted the trial to resume on May 18, saying this would be in the best interests of justice, the accused and the family of the deceased.
“The defence witnesses for accused one to four are receiving serious threats to their lives from police and we wrote to national police commissioner Gen Fannie Masemola to ask him to intervene. However, the national commissioner never responded or acknowledged receipt of our letter,” he said.
“The same letter informed the national commissioner about the threats to arrest advocate Teffo with a fraudulent warrant of arrest on April 20 until advocate Teffo was arrested on April 28, and later the same national commissioner claimed [a] lack of knowledge about the warrant of arrest.”