UPDATE: Durban pastor accused of human trafficking wants charges dropped

* Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will bring you updates as more information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - Durban-based pastor Timothy Omotoso is set to go to trial for human trafficking in the Eastern Cape High court in Port Elizabeth.

Two women are also accused of recruiting girls for sexual exploitation by the evangelist.

Omotoso and his co-accused face a total of 63 charges.

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These include human trafficking, racketeering and rape.

About 60 girls, some as young as 13-years-old, are alleged to have been sexually abused by Omotoso at his compound in Umhlanga.

The pastor's supporters gathered outside the court on Monday morning.

Court has been adjourned until 3pm.


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