Presiding Judge Mandela Makaula has denied Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso an application for an appeal for him to recuse himself at the Port Elizabeth High Court in the Eastern Cape.
This after the defence team accused Makaula of being biased and supporting the first witness 22-year-old Cheryl Zondi.
Last week, Makaula read an affidavit from Omotoso which alleged that he was overly sympathetic, and had identified with and aligned Zondi’s cause.
Omotoso faces charges ranging from trafficking for sexual purposes and racketeering to rape and sexual assault.
While handing down his judgment, Judge Makaula said there are no prospects of success in another court.
The case has been postponed to the 10th of December 2018.