Accusing the LPC of trying him in absentia, he argued he was entitled to a disciplinary hearing by the council before being dragged to court.
“I was never called by LPC to come and give my side. There are serious allegations that make me a monster of scamming other people, committing fraud, corruption, taking people's money, I failed to account, I failed to pay due diligence — I deny that,” Teffo said.
“The principle audi alteram partem [the rule that each party must be given the opportunity to respond to the evidence against them] did not apply to me, it was not applied by the legal counsel.
“I was brought here to the slaughterhouse.”
Despite acting judge Thembi Bokako putting it to Teffo that the state has documents proving the allegations were communicated to him and even invited him to answer, Teffo vehemently denied this.
Extracts from LPC documents sent to Teffo by e-mail were submitted to the court. Bokako said this was the same e-mail address he used when he sent his complaint e-mail.
“I do not accept that,” Teffo said.
Bokako and judge Jabulani Selby Nyathi reserved judgment.