Omotoso trial takes another turn

Omotoso trial takes another turn

The trial of rape-accused Durban-based pastor Timothy Omotoso has hit another snag at the Port Elizabeth High Court.

Timothy Omotoso

On Monday, the court heard that a new counsel for the State would be appointed.

Omtoso, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho face over 90 charges ranging from human trafficking to sexual assault.

Last week the State applied to amend the indictment against Omotoso and his two co-accused. 

READ: Pastor Timothy Omotoso back in the dock

While defence attorney, Peter Daubermann called the evidence of two previous state witnesses to be struck off the role due to a number of discrepancies between their sworn statements and their testimonies. 

On Monday, Prosecutor Ishmet Cerfontein, however, cited on behalf of prosecutor Nceba Ntelwa that he would no longer be available for the rest of the trial, she said the case will now be led by her alongside a colleague who is yet to be named. 

Daubermann said while his clients are not happy with the development, he did not oppose the application. 

The case was postponed to the 14 April.

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