“The accused haven’t been furnished with any evidence the state intends to rely on – that is completely incorrect.
“What is the probability that not a single complainant is able to calculate or work out when she was allegedly raped or sexually assaulted?” Daubermann asked.
Daubermann told the court that without specific information such as dates and places it would be impossible for the accused to raise an alibi or determine who he would need to testify as a witness.
Makaula said he would make a ruling on whether to quash the charges at 3pm.
After the court adjourned‚ and while Omotoso was being led down to the court holding cells‚ supporters inside the court cheered loudly calling out for ‘Daddy” – the name they call the preacher.
Outside the court a crowd of roughly 150 people held placards emblazoned with Omotoso’s face while they sang and danced.
Omotoso’s wife‚ Taiwo‚ was escorted from the court building to an awaiting car while being covered with umbrellas and other items to shield her from photographers.
Omotoso was arrested in April 2017 at the Port Elizabeth airport. He has unsuccessfully applied for bail numerous times including approaching the high court and the Supreme Court of Appeal to have his bail refusal reviewed.
Sulani and Sitho were each granted R2 000 bail in December.