Judge interrupts Omotoso trial to reprimand wife in 'bright' dress

16 October 2018 - 12:08 By Devon Koen
Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso’s wife, Taiwo Omotoso, in the orange outfit, was reprimanded by Judge Mandela Makaula in the Port Elizabeth High Court on October 16 2018.
Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso’s wife, Taiwo Omotoso, in the orange outfit, was reprimanded by Judge Mandela Makaula in the Port Elizabeth High Court on October 16 2018.
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Charismatic Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso’s wife Taiwo took centre stage during his trial in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday when she was reprimanded by the presiding judge for interrupting proceedings.

Judge Mandela Makaula interrupted proceedings to point out Taiwo‚ dressed in a bright orange ensemble‚ for making comments and gesturing during state witness Cheryl Zondi’s testimony.

"Can you just tell the people in the second row‚ the lady with the colour-blind yellow thing‚ that she must stop making comments‚ that lady with the bright dress‚" a visibly annoyed Makaula said.

The first witness to testify against alleged rapist Pastor Timothy Omotoso, Cheryl Zondi, took the stand on October 15 and 16 2018. Here are some of the highlights of the trial. Subscribe to TimesLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive

"She must stop making comments and gestures whilst this witness is testifying. The lady seated between the two gentlemen can you stand… Ma’am… can you please stop commenting and making gestures."

Taiwo did not stand but raised her hand gingerly to the bemusement of those in the public gallery.

Since the beginning of the trial Omotoso‚ his wife and others have been seen and heard smiling and commenting during testimony. 

The trial continues. 


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