South Africa has been left in total Shock following a live trial of Televangelist Timothy Omotoso who has been accused by Ms. Zondi of raping her ever since she was 14years old.
Ms. Cheryl Zondi who is now 22 years narrated to the court how the man of God used scriptures from the bible to force her to have sex with him.
The court proceedings which was aired on National television seem to have attracted the entire country’s interest ever since it began two weeks ago.
However, Some critics say, putting Television Cameras in the courtroom exerts some form of pressure on those involved in the trail and that could even lead to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
Ms. Zondi who proves to be unshaken by the threat she received following the hearing has received huge public support.
The most prominent is that of the Late Nelson Mandela’s daughter who said she was once raped by her boyfriend.
Others have taken to social media to express their support for Ms. Zondi saying she is the voice of the voiceless.
Mr. Omotoso and two female co-accused, from the Jesus Dominion International church, based in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, are facing 97 charges, ranging from sexual assault to rape and human trafficking. They deny all the charges.
The public has also expressed their fury following the way and manner in which the Plaintiff(Ms. Zondi) was crossed examined by the defendant’s Lawyer who was nearly beaten up by a crowd that gathered during the proceedings outside the courthouse.
Meanwhile, more and more people have come to accuse the Nigerian Pastor who has huge women support of sexually assaulting them.
BY: Adnan Osman