Omotoso retrial resumes in Port Elizabeth

Controversial Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso during his rape and human trafficking trial at the Port Elizabeth High Court on July 31, 2019 in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

File: Controversial Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso during his rape and human trafficking trial at the Port Elizabeth High Court in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. 

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  • Editor's note: The matter has been postponed to 2pm

JOHANNESBURG - Timothy Omotoso's retrial will resume in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday.

The Nigerian pastor and his co-accused are facing a string of charges.

The charges include rape, sexual assault, human trafficking and racketeering.

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They allegedly lured young girls to Omotoso's church in Durban.

Omotoso's legal team had brought an application to compel the state to prove intricate details about the charges but the court dismissed that application.

The trial restarted with a new judge after Judge Mandela Makaula recused himself.

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