File Picture: Model agency boss Dawie de Villiers in court. Picture Lindi Masinga/ANA

Johannesburg - The judge in the trial of the Kempton Park model agency boss, Dawie de Villiers, had to attend to another matter, on Tuesday which led to the postponement of pre-sentencing proceedings at the South Gauteng High Court. 

De Villiers, the founder of Modelling South Africa (PTY), was found guilty of rape, sexual assault, sexual grooming, fraud, exposure of pornoghrapghy to children and access to child pornography in February. However, for a number of reasons, sentencing has been postponed several times.

During the previous proceedings state prosecutor, Arveena Persad, argued that it was not in the interest of justice to allow De Villiers to continue to be out on bail despite being found guilty of rape.

On Tuesday prosecutor, Persad, told the court that she would like to put it on record "that Judge Moosa has requested that the matter be heard at the High Court in Pretoria as he will be dealing with another matter there".

Sentencing was postponed to 5 October.

Commenting on the matter, the accused said "It's irritating, but if the postponement is for a reason then there's nothing I can do, it's time consuming".

African News Agency