Johnnesburg: South Africa have asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take action against West Indian Sulieman Benn for incidents in this week's third and final Test in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Tail-ender Dale Steyn was fined his entire match fee by the ICC for spitting in the direction of spin bowler Benn when the South African was dismissed on day three on Monday.
However, South Africa manager Mohammed Moosajee said on Friday his team had also laid a code of conduct charge against the West Indian.
"Dale Steyn's action was regrettable and he has apologised for it," Moosajee told a news conference as his squad arrived back in Johannesburg. "But it came after lots of provocation and there was also retaliation after the incident.
"We have laid a code of conduct charge against Sulieman Benn with the ICC and that must now go through the judicial process."
West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach was also fined 50 percent of his match fee for an "unpleasant altercation" on day four.
South Africa won the third Test by seven wickets to complete a 2-0 series win after sweeping West Indies 5-0 in the one-dayers and 2-0 in the Twenty20 internationals.