PORT ELIZABETH - Nigerian televangelist Timothy Omotoso, charged with human trafficking and rape, will wait for an outcome after his lawyer had earlier petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeal.
This after the Port Elizabeth High Court earlier dismissed an application for leave to appeal against a decision, to allow the trial to be heard in Port Elizabeth.
Omotoso and his two co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho appeared briefly in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday.
The women are accused of recruiting girls from all over the country for purposes of sexual exploitation.
The televangelist 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.