Port Elizabeth - A Nigerian pastor and his alleged henchwomen, charged with human trafficking, made their first appearance in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday for a pre-trial conference.
The 58-year-old televangelist faces a string of charges including rape. 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.
He also faces five additional charges of fraud and for being in the country illegally.
His alleged accomplices have been accused of recruiting girls from all over the country and monitoring their movements in the houses where they were being kept.
All three of the accused are being represented by Port Elizabeth attorney, Peter Daubermann.