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Cheryl Zondi asks Public Protector to investigate SA’s witness protection programme

JOHANNESBURG, 4 December  – Sexual assault and rape survivor, Cheryl Zondi, said on Tuesday that she has asked the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate the South African Police Service (SAPS) witness protection programme saying her personal experience left her feeling it did not protect her. “I have personally laid a complaint with the Public Protector […]

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Omotoso’s congregants attempt to interdict political parties from ‘violating rights to practice religion’

PORT ELIZABETH, November 6 – Three people who claim to belong to the controversial Jesus Dominion International Church (JDI) headed up by rape accused Pastor Timothy Omotoso have launched an urgent application in the Port Elizabeth High Court in an attempt to interdict protest groups from gathering outside the local branch in North End. The […]

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Politicians, gender activists attend Omotoso rape trial

PORT ELIZABETH, October 22  – Political heavyweights and a well known South African musician were among those attending rape accused Timothy Omotoso’s criminal trial in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday. Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane and Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Pamella Tshwete […]

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Presidency minister condemns aggressive questioning in sex crime trial

PARLIAMENT, October 18 – The presidency minister for women, Bathabile Dlamini and the portfolio committee overseeing her department have objected to the aggressive cross-examination of Cheryl Zondi in the sex crimes trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso. “The committee and the minister expressed outrage at the particularly brutally inhumane and unnecessary style of cross examination […]