Court proceedings in the televangelist Timothy Omotoso trial have started at the Port Elizabeth High Court started on Monday.
Omotoso, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho face a string of charges including rape, human trafficking and racketeering.
The proceedings had to start again after the Judge Mandela Makaula, who initially presided over the case, recused himself.
The state called Andisiwe Dike as its first witness. She was introduced to the church in May 2014.
Clement Manyathela on the Midday Report chats to EWN reporter Shamiela Fisher who is following the trial.
Dike has so far told the church that she joined Omotoso's Jesus Dominion International Church in May 2014 after her mother invited her. She has been detailing how she joined the church and how she worked her way up in the church.— Shamiela Fisher, Reporter - EWN
At the time Dike joined the church, Omotoso was regarded as a powerful man of God, Fisher reports.
Listen below to the full conversation: