Malema said as a lawyer, Teffo has set a wrong precedent by talking loosely and disrespecting the courts.
“We can be angry, but the courts must be respected. If he starts speaking like that to our judges, everybody is going to do that and then we will have nowhere to run to.
“I do not believe there is any [President] Cyril [Ramaphosa] who concocted anything on that guy. He is self-destructive and has himself to blame. He throws people’s names loosely and he does not back them with anything,” said Malema.
Teffo represented four of the five accused in the murder trial but withdrew as counsel, citing “harassment” and claiming he received threats.
He alleged a plan to remove him from the trial was hatched in Ramaphosa’s office.
He also alleged that the state and judge Tshifhiwa Maumela were part of the “clique” that wants him removed from the case.