THE Society for the Protection of our Constitution (SPC) has filed a complaint against a Supreme Court of Appeal judge for calling jailed abaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo a "tyrannical and despotic king".SPC secretary Mohammed Vawda accused Judge Mahomed Navsa of "attacking" or being "complicit" in attacking the king "more than 20 times in 83 paragraphs" in an Supreme Court of Appeal judgment that sent the king to prison.The complaint was laid with the Judicial Services Commission (JSC).The SPC said Judge Navsa’s conduct in court brought the administration of justice into disrepute and made many South Africans lose faith in the justice system."Allowing judges to attack tribal leaders in court is against a judge’s ethics but also places a wedge between tribal constituency and others. Judges that conduct themselves like Navsa bring the administration of justice into disrepute.... We would like feedback regarding an appropriate sanction against Navsa," Mr Vawda wrote.The SPC took ...

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