Port Elizabeth - The human trafficking trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso was postponed in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday.
The trial was due to start from scratch after Judge Mandela Makaula recused himself.
Omotoso faces 63 main charges, including human trafficking, rape and sexual assault. Judge Irma Schoeman will preside over the new trial.
Omotoso’s co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, are accused of recruiting girls from all over the country for purposes of sexual exploitation.
Defence attorney Peter Daubermann on Tuesday asked the court for a postponement so that he could prepare argument for an application which seeks to compel the State to furnish the defence with further particulars pertaining to the charge sheet.