Covid-19 delays Omotoso trial

Covid-19 delays Omotoso trial

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a further delay in the ongoing  trial against controversial Nigerian pastor,Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused. 

Timothy Omotoso

The trial, which usually attracts a large crowd both inside and outside the Port Elizabeth High Court, was  provisionally postponed until Monday.

But the date has since been moved to July 28.

Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Eastern Cape Anelisa Ngcakani says under Level 4 lockdown inter- provincial travelling remains prohibited.

Ngcakani says one of the accused stays in KwaZulu-Natal and other key witnesses also live in various parts of the country.


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Omotoso will remain behind bars at St Albans prison while Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho's bail is extended.

The trio face 97 charges which includes human trafficking and rape.

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