Omotoso due in PE court today

Nigerian pastor and two co-accused face 97 charges of rape and human trafficking


Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused are due in the Port Elizabeth on Monday morning when their protracted rape and human trafficking case is set to continue.
This after the matter was taken to the Supreme Court of Appeal after trial judge Mandela Makaula dismissed applications for leave to appeal. The defence legal team had appealed against Makaula's previous decision not to recuse himself or to quash the 97 charges against the trio.
Omotoso, 51, along with his two co-accused Zukiswa Sulani and Lusanda Sitho face 63 main and 37 alternative charges against them.
These include charges of rape and human trafficking.
The colourful pastor has been in custody since his dramatic arrest at the PE airport in April 2017.
Since the beginning of the Omotoso trial numerous organisations and civil society have staged protests outside the Bird Street court building.

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