Picture: Raahil Sain/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Raahil Sain/African News Agency (ANA)

LIVE: Cheryl Zondi's third day on the stand in #OmotosoTrial

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Oct 17, 2018

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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 in the Port Elizabeth High Court.

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 over the past two days. Zondi  broke down several times but continued to answer the graphic questions put to her. 

Televangelist Omotso faces 63 charges including rape and racketeering. 

He allegedly trafficked more than 30 girls and women who were from various branches of his church to a house in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, where he allegedly sexually exploited them.


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.

* Read more on the #OmotosoTrial here


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