LOOK: Social media users rally behind #CherylZondi
While civic organisations and political parties have gathered outside the Port Elizabeth High Court to show support for Cheryl Zondi, people on social media continue to rally behind her.
The 22-year-old is under cross-examination in the human trafficking trial involving Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso.
She claimed she was sexually assaulted when she was only 14 years old by Omotoso while a member of his Jesus Dominion International church.
South Africans have for the past three days praised Zondi for her bravery and strength for not buckling under pressure during intense cross examination at the trial.
Local celebrities such as radio and TV personality Lerato Kganyago and actress Florence Masebe have also showed their support.
Masebe tweeted: "All I can do is pray you are surrounded by the necessary support and love. I cannot begin to imagine what you are feeling inside.
"Brave and strong as you seem, I hope that those close by are constantly present to hold you through all this."
The 58 year old charismatic televangelist faces a string of charges including rape, and the alleged trafficking of more than 30 girls and women who were from various branches of his church.
His two alleged henchwomen, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho are accused of recruiting girls from all over the country for purposes of sexual exploitation.
Im in support of #CherylZondi— Leruo Kaone Modise (@LeruoKaone) October 17, 2018
She's very much brave and understand her statement. I really admire her power she has to face the trial with no fear. I really do honour her. Viva women power! Viva!💪❤#OmotosoTrial #sabcnews
Dear Cheryl,— LaNkosi🇿🇦🦋 (@DimakatsoNkosi8) October 17, 2018
Your voice will echo in our daughters ears.
We will teach them about you...they will know bravery through you.
You Queen are a leader and we are in full support of you! Soar Mbokodo! Soar Qhawekazi! Soar Ndlovukazi! #CherylZondi https://t.co/royXptfliH
This is a face that represent not only women but COURAGE, to stand through the storm, brave against any fear, push through the pain, conquer any battle, choose to live life over dying inside, the strong prevailing the weak🙌🏾🙏🏾👑 #CherylZondi #OmotosoTrial #Power pic.twitter.com/5owmH6SXNu— Pk Dweba (@PkDweba) October 17, 2018