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Televangelist, pastor Timothy Omotoso bail application denied, case to resume in January



Controversial pastor Timothy Omotoso’s long-running sex trafficking case will resume in January.

On Monday, the Supreme Court of Port Elizabeth rejected an application by Omotoso to declare the testimony of witnesses from both states inadmissible.

Two women, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, are being held on bail and accused of sexually exploiting girls and women from his congregation for sexual exploitation.

Pastor Timothy Omotoso has been in custody since his arrest at Port Elizabeth International Airport in 2017.

Despite ongoing efforts to secure bail, the televangelist will spend the rest of the holiday season behind bars.

Last month, the Port Elizabeth High Court rejected his bail application.

His lawyers argued that the application was based on new facts.

His appeal leave was also unsuccessful.

The trial of Omotoso, Sulani and Sitho for sexual trafficking was initially postponed.

Now the issue is scheduled to resume on January 26.

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