Leader of Rivers of Living Waters in the Vaal, Archbishop Stephen Bafana Zondo, will be back in court on Tuesday morning after firing his legal representative and appointing a new one in August.
The 55-year-old embattled man of the cloth is facing multiple charges of rape, contravening the Sexual Offences Act as well as defeating the ends of justice.
During his last appearance in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Zondo introduced a new legal representative, advocate Piet Pistorius who submitted that he still had to acquaint himself with the matter but would be available in November.
One of the victims who is expected to be the first in the dock is Zondo’s family member.
She alleges that Zondo repeatedly raped her in the ’80s when she was aged nine.
Other victims who were allegedly raped by him were members of his congregation.
Zondo claims that he is innocent:
Zondo is out on a warning after he was arrested on the charges against him.