The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed an application by the controversial pastor Timothy Omotoso’s legal team.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed five judges to the Supreme Court of Appeal. Ramaphosa made the appointments in terms of the section 174 (6) of the Constitution.
The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein is expected to hear an appeal over the VhaVenda crown Friday morning.
Legal representatives for Pastor Omotoso have petitioned the SCA for leave to appeal the removal of the High Court Judge Mandela Makaula in his multiple sexual offences trial. However, their papers did not conform to practice directives sought by the SCA and they must now re-file.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says if convicted axe murderer, Henry van Breda, goes to the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal, it will also oppose his application there.