Senior magistrate's bigoted songsheet

Senior magistrate's bigoted songsheet

Court officer Ashin Singh sows discord among his peers.

A Pietermaritzburg magistrate with a shoot-from the hip attitude who was recently charged with threatening a court reporter, has told a retired senior magistrate in his circuit to "go to hell"; that her health issues are the result of "karma"; and that "the views of your lesbian friend" should be ignored.

It might just be the last exchange of words between magistrate Ashin Singh and retired senior magistrate Petronella Joubert who stepped down on 30 November in a feud that has run for well over a decade. They have repeatedly complained about each other to superiors and oversight bodies during that time.

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