Timothy Omotoso trial moved to July

Timothy Omotoso trial moved to July

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused further delays in the trial of Durban-based Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused.

Timothy Omotoso

The trio face 97 charges - including human trafficking and rape.

The matter was had been provisionally postponed in the Port Elizabeth High Court until today.

Now it's been moved again to the end of July.


The National Prosecuting Authority says this is because Level 4 lockdown doesn't allow inter-provincial travel.

One of the accused lives in KwaZulu-Natal, while some of the key witnesses are also from different parts of the country.

Omotoso will remain behind bars while Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho's bail has been extended.

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