Rape and human trafficking accused televangelist, pastor Timothy Omotoso on Wednesday lost his bid for bail.
Judge Philip Zilwa denied the Nigerian pastor’s latest bid to be released while his trial continued.
The Port Elizabeth high court found that exceptional circumstances had been placed before the court to allow the granting of bail.
Members and supporters of Omotoso’s JDI church stood soberly outside the High court after the bail application was dismissed.
Reports shows that the defense indicated its intention to lodge an application for leave to appeal.
Omotoso and his co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, face 63 main and 34 alternative charges ranging from rape and sexual assault to human trafficking and racketeering.
It was the third time Omotoso, 62, had applied for bail since his April 2017 arrest.