Cape Town - The first formal complaint against Western Cape High Court Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso over her handling of the Shrien Dewani trial will be lodged with the Judicial Services Commission next month.
On December 8, Traverso acquitted Dewani, who stood trial for the alleged murder of his wife Anni while on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.
Traverso found that State prosecutors had failed to make a case against Dewani. His acquittal provoked strong and mixed reactions in newspapers, radio shows and on social media.
Some blamed the State for bungling the case and others believed the correct decision had been made. After the judgment, Dewani left South Africa for the UK.