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Durban-based pastor's arrest premature: lawyer

The Durban-based pastor, accused of sexually exploiting young women, will make his next appearance in court next month. 

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The Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court has postponed his case until then for formal bail application.  

The pastor made a brief appearance in court today following his dramatic arrest at the Port Elizabeth Airport yesterday.

He is facing charged related to human trafficking and is set to spend the next week an a half behind bars.

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His appearance follows a long wait by the media, supporters of the alleged victims and members of the Jesus Dominion International Church. 

His attorney, Alwyn Griebenow told the court that his arrest was premature as the state was not in a position to verify his personal circumstances. 

The state also said it was not in the position to go ahead with the bail hearing but Griebenow said the bail application was urgent and asked that it be heard next week. 

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