Cae Town - A formal complaint was lodged against Western Cape High Court deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso on Thursday, the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) said.
The complaint regarded her conduct during the trial late last year of British businessman Shrien Dewani.
Traverso failed to afford the State a fair hearing, according to the complaint letter to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
HETN chairman Lucky Thekisho charged that Traverso had undermined the court's authority and integrity by showing prejudice to black prosecutor Adrian Mopp.
“Judge Traverso and the entire defence counsel are Afrikaners. This in itself is not problematic,” he said.