'Foul-mouthed magistrate threatened me'

'Foul-mouthed magistrate threatened me'

Maritzburg journalist lays charges following alleged abuse in court over newspaper articles.

There is no better place in the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal to find a vastness of eccentrics than in the small city of Pietermaritzburg. Among the city’s more famous oddballs is the flaccid former National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams.

Now flamboyant local magistrate Ashin Singh is threatening to drag Pietermaritzburg journalist Sharika Regchand at the The Witness and her editor, Yves Vanderhaeghen, to the Equality Court. Singh’s issue is that the paper had the temerity to report on two court cases in which he features – as respondent in one and witness in  the other.

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