‘We would be at his mercy’ – witness on living in rape-accused Omotoso’s house

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‘We would be at his mercy’ – witness on living in rape-accused Omotoso’s house

The first peek within the Timothy Omotoso trial says up to 30 ladies got nicknames and generally known as “other halves” after they stayed within the rape-accused pastor’s Umhlanga Rocks home in Durban.

Cheryl Zondi urged the court on Wednesday that before she left the house for the last time in 2013, she had been kept within the room subsequent door to his vital mattress room.

“The ladies who lived there got a nickname and we had been called his ‘other halves’,” the younger Zondi acknowledged when she took the stand within the trial within the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth.

She described the three accused as her molester, groomer and Port Elizabeth hostess.

When she changed into first invited to affix the internal circle of girls that changed into Omotoso’s entourage, she changed into given a plot of home concepts, she acknowledged.

‘No inferior smells in his home’

“We had been expected to desire a bath or a shower about four times in that home,” acknowledged Zondi.

“Tim Omotoso did no longer enable inferior smells in his home,” acknowledged Zondi.

She changed into essentially the most crucial from a list of Forty 9 witnesses who are expected to be called to supply evidence on the sordid intercourse lifetime of the televangelist.

Omotoso changed into nabbed in a dramatic arrest operation on the Port Elizabeth Global Airport on April 20, last One year.

His two co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho had been arrested months later; one changed into carefully pregnant and the opposite changed into a 5-day-outmoded mom to her 2d child.

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Zondi looked Omotoso and the 2 ladies straight within the eyes as she emotionally narrated her story of grooming and molestation within the Durban home, allegedly by the fingers of the man diagnosed as the “Man of God”.

She acknowledged her existence, alongside these of about 30 others had been these of intercourse slaves who would be called into Omotoso’s mattress room, as and when he had hobby in a selected woman, at a speak time.

“We would be called in in any other case at assorted times; he would ship undoubtedly one of many groomers to summon us to his mattress room, the do we would be at his mercy,” acknowledged Zondi.

She acknowledged as soon as inner the mattress room, she stumbled on Omotoso lying in mattress in his shorts and he patted on the aspect subsequent to him, indicating that she must be part of him on the mattress and no longer kneel on the bedside.

She described Omotoso as a tense, selfish predator who demanded that she affect “wicked sexual acts”.

She acknowledged he would create this to her each time she changed into within the house.

“He would create this to me every weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, if there changed into time. If I changed into there on college holidays, he would request me to try this daily. The finest time I would possibly well well seemingly retract a rupture changed into when I changed into on a menstrual cycle, which I had to list back to him by SMS,” she acknowledged.

“That is the easiest time I would possibly well well seemingly retract a rupture from enjoyable him.”


Zondi acknowledged the abuse she persisted would happen in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, Cape City, East London, and Secunda.

“He also took us to Israel and Nigeria.”

She acknowledged Omotoso would invent her pleasure him by stroking her between her thighs and fondling her deepest non-public aspects and at last escalated the acts to having her affect oral intercourse on him.

She acknowledged he inclined musical coaching as a quilt for her to inch to his situation and he would exercise this time to invent her fulfill him sexually.

Shaking his head and wiping tears

Throughout Zondi’s testimony, Omotoso rocked , brushing his thigh. He also shook his head and wiped tears from his face at some stages of the testimony.

Whereas Omotoso changed into reputedly caught up in assorted emotions, his wife changed into laughing and shaking her head within the support rows of the court.

Following the testimony, prosecutor Nceba Ntelwa requested the court for permission to amend the indictment.

Omotoso’s gorgeous consultant Peter Daubermann objected to the quiz and requested for extra time to put collectively for wicked-examination.

After discussions in chambers, the quiz for an adjournment changed into granted.

The matter has been postponed to Monday, October 15.

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