The 22-year-old had to go into graphic details about what happened when Omotoso raped her. Tweets of praise and support came flooding in as Zondi bravely delivered her testimony.
A moment of silence for the secondary violation of rape survivors in our courtrooms. Cheryl Zondi came to collect her justice today though. Wishing her continued strength, courage and healing.
— Lynette Ntuli (@MsNtuli) October 15, 2018
Cheryl Zondi! What a CHAMP 👏🏼
— leratokganyago (@leratokganyago) October 15, 2018
Cheryl Zondi. ✊🏼 In deed, her own hero. I’m completely awe-struck.
— Dineo Moeketsi (@therealdineo) October 16, 2018
— Bulelani Phillip (@BulelaniPhillip) October 15, 2018
My heart goes out to Cheryl Zondi and all the girls violated by the despicable Timothy Omotoso.I have no words to those in defense of this abominable swine.I salute our sister and friend Pam Mabini for her bravery in exposing this sex pest.
— @UncleLupi (@lupingcayisa) October 16, 2018
Zondi is the first witness to testify against the Durban-based pastor, who is on trial for the rape and trafficking of young women in his congregation. The alleged sexual abuse of Zondi took place over two and a half years when she was a 14-year-old member of the Jesus Dominion International Church.