Durban-based pastor loses bail appeal in PE

Durban-based pastor loses bail appeal in PE

A Durban-based pastor arrested on human trafficking and rape charges has lost his bail appeal in the Port Elizabeth High Court.

Court house
The 59-year-old pastor had launched an appeal after his first two applications were turned down in the magistrate's court.

He is facing 18 charges of human trafficking, 13 of rape and 16 of sexual assault - involving young girls.

He was arrested at the Port Elizabeth Airport in April and has been in custody ever since.

The case has been postponed to next week.

Meanwhile two women who were recently arrested at Redhouse outside PE and accused of recruiting young girls for the Nigerian pastor have been ordered to appear alongside the 59-year-old in court on Tuesday.

They are out on bail of R2,000 each and police are monitoring their movements.

Show's Stories