JOHANNESBURG - There was drama inside and outside the Eastern Cape High Court on Tuesday.
A flamboyant pastor and his two co-accused appeared in court for alleged crimes of human trafficking, sexual assault, and rape of over 60 girls and women since 2009.
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However, the three accused refused to enter their pleas, forcing judge Mandela Makaula to intervene.
Meanwhile, two off-duty policewomen, who are congregants of the Jesus Dominion International Church, misrepresented themselves as ‘protocol observers’ in order to force their way into the packed courtroom.
The police then discovered that they were misled by the two women, and asked them to leave, but they refused, causing the police officials to physically drag one of the women of the premises.