WATCH: Controversial pastor Omotoso back in court

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PORT ELIZABETH - The rape trial of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, resumed on Friday.

Judge Mandela Makaula recused himself

Omotoso and two others are on trial for a range of crimes, including rape.

READ: Omotoso trial judge recuses himself

They're facing more than sixty charges, ranging from rape to sexual assault and human trafficking. 

Their lawyer, Peter Dauberman, claims his clients felt Makaula was overlying sympathetic to witnesses, an especially first state witness, Cheryl Zondi. 

He'd approached the Supreme Court of Appeal, to have judge Mandela Makuala recused from the trial but he lost that bid.

The rape trial of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, could suffer a huge blow on Friday. This asJudge Mandela Makaula prepares to give reasons for his recusal. Omotoso, and two others, are on trial for a range of crimes, including rape. eNCA’s Athi Mtongana has this story.

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