Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso at the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday. Photo: Raahil Sain / ANA
Cheryl Zondi, the first state witness in the human trafficking trial of charismatic Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso and two co-accused is back on the witness stand the at the Port Elizabeth High Court.

On Monday, Zondi, 22, who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Omotoso told the court she believed God was on her alleged attacker's side. She recounted graphic details of the sexual assault on her, allegedly at the hands of the pastor.

Zondi said she waived her right to be unnamed in the sex trial involving Omotoso and his two alleged henchwomen because she wanted the world to know what type of person he is.

She was questioned extensively by defence attorney Peter Daubermann on her aspirations to become a professional singer while being a member of the Jesus Dominion International (JDI) church. 


The Omotso case has sparked public interest in South Africa, where there is a history of so-called holy men taking advantage of their congregations.

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