Port Elizabeth - The human trafficking case against Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso was provisionally postponed in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday.
The case was postponed pending an outcome from the Constitutional Court on an application brought by defence attorney Peter Daubermann for Judge Mandela Makaula to recuse himself in the trial.
Last year, Daubermann petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeal for Makaula’s recusal and to have human trafficking and rape charges against Omotoso and his co-accused Zukiswa Sitho and Lusanda Sulani quashed.
But the application was dismissed and Daubermann has now taken the fight to the highest court in the land in an attempt to overturn the Supreme Court of Appeal decision.
State Prosecutor Nceba Ntelwa indicated that he still needed to file responding papers for the application.