Court dismisses Omotoso’s leave to appeal bid

The application for leave to appeal against the dismissal of bail for Pastor Timothy Omotoso has failed in the Port Elizabeth High Court. Omotoso has tried to get bail since his arrest three years ago.

Judge Phillip Zilwa said there is no reasonable prospect that another court would come to a different conclusion. Zilwa said he considered all the old and new facts of the bail application, and the reasons he denied bail still stand.

He is of the view that there is no prospect of success in another court. Omotoso and two co-accused are facing 90 sex-related charges ranging from human trafficking, rape, racketeering to sexual assault.

The main trial is set to commence later on Wednesday.