KwaZulu-Natal Natal premier’s office says it will arrange witness protection for two sisters who were victims of human trafficking,¬†¬†allegedly at the hands of Nigerian-born pastor Timothy Omotoso.

The well-known twins – Anele and Neliswa Mxhakaza – warmed their way into the hearts of South Africans during Idols SA. The two, who had previously defended Omotoso, recently wrote a statement distancing themselves from him.

The twins are expected to testify against Omotoso who faces charges including rape and human trafficking. He is in custody with two co-accused.

KZN Director-General Dr Nonhlanhla Mkhize visted the twins at their home in Durban on Monday.

“We will be taking them to some witness protection centre because we realised that this is a serious matter still before court. We need to make sure that they are protected safe and ready to test testify,”she said.

Anele Mxhakaza says she does not feel safe: “I know what Omotoso is capable of, and we have seen things happening in the church.”

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