DJ Black Coffee, has recused himself as a judge for Miss South Africa 2014 on Thursday, after he discovered he was related to one of the contestants.
Black Coffee, who was part of the judging panel said he was related, by marriage, to the top 33 semifinalist Tidimalo Sehlako.
It appears that Sehlako is the half-sister of his wife.
He said: “I hold the Miss South Africa brand in high repute and am hugely impressed by the calibre of entrants in this year’s competition. However, I feel that the fair way forward from this most unfortunate and unintended circumstance is to resign as a judge.”
Sun International – the official license holder of Miss South Africa – said that Miss Sehlako will remain in the pageant.