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Ferocious cross-examination of Zondi forces us to question criminal justice system • spotlight.africa
The high court in Port Elizabeth has been hearing evidence in the case of televangelist pastor Timothy Omotoso. 22-year-old Cheryl Zondi was the first victim to testify in court that she was groomed and raped by the pastor when she was only 14. After her courageous testimony she was cross-examined by Peter Dauberman, Omotoso’s defence counsel. His ferocious tearing into Zondi’s testimony has provoked outroar. Anthony Egan suggests that the public rage denotes more “a loss of faith” decrying the …