The rape trial of pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed until the 28th of May in the Port Elizabeth High Court in the Eastern Cape. The postponement is to give the state time to file responding affidavits to the allegations filed by Omotoso’s legal team.
In the application, Omotoso’s legal team alleges that the prosecution, led by Nceba Ntelwa, conspired to persuade witnesses to commit perjury and withhold crucial evidence. The defence team also alleges Ntelwa instructed his colleague, Advocate Ishmet Cerfontein, to ignore additional charges as they will impact the case negatively. The state is expected to file responding affidavits.
Trial of the controversial pastor postponed:
In November last year, Omotoso was denied bail by the High Court.
Omotoso and co-accused Zukiswa Sitho and Lusanda Sulani are facing over 90 charges related to sexual offences.