The case against Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is charged with human trafficking is expected to resume in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

The televangelist has been in jail since April 20, 2017, following a dramatic arrest at the Port Elizabeth international Airport by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and members of the police’s Tactical Response Team, on charges of human trafficking and rape.

Omotoso has since applied for and been denied bail on two separate occasions.

He also appealed against the decision to deny him bail in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth but this too was unsuccessful.

Two women, Zukiswa Sitho, 28, and Lusanda Solani, 36, were arrested in November last year on charges relating to their role as alleged recruiters of vulnerable women for the pastor.

The women are also expected in court on Thursday.