Omotoso case resumes on Thursday

Timothy Omotoso remains in custody.
The court case of controversial pastor, Timothy Omotoso, will resume on Thursday in the High Court in Port Elizabeth, where findings of the Constitutional Court are expected to be revealed.

This after Omotoso’s lawyer, Peter Dauberman lost their application in the Supreme Court of Appeal, to overrule Judge Irma Schoeman’s ruling to have all charges heard by the High Court. Omotoso and co-accused Zukiswa Sitho and Lusanda Sulani face 97 charges ranging from rape to sexual assault, human trafficking and racketeering.

Defence lawyer, Adv. Peter Dauberman told the court that he would further petition the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision at the Constitutional Court. The Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed the application to have the charges heard in the court jurisdictions where they allegedly took place.

Judge Schoeman found that there was no reasonable prospect that a different court would come to a different decision and it was impractical to have the trial heard in various courts across the country.

Omotoso remains in custody.