Flam­boy­ant out­fits set tongues wag­ging

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News -

Although the trial of pas­tor Ti­mothy Omo­toso and his coac­cused is a very se­ri­ous af­fair, due to the crim­i­nal charges they face, his colour­ful out­fits worn on each of the three trial days this week have been cause for com­ment and a few lighter mo­ments in court.

The flam­boy­ant Nige­rian pas­tor ac­cused of rape and hu­man traf­fick­ing would not have been out of place at the Man­dela Bay Fash­ion Week now run­ning at the Tramways, not far from the Port El­iz­a­beth High Court.

Spec­ta­tors have been vo­cal about his out-there dress sense so Week­end Post asked lead­ing Bay men’s wear de­signer Heinz Sch­midt, of Heinz in Style, for his verdict on the flashy pas­tor’s sar­to­rial style.

“The rev­erend most def­i­nitely has a dandy­ish side,” said Week­end Post’s style ad­viser.

“His fa­cial ex­pres­sions dis­play an al­most he­do­nis­tic plea­sure in his very in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic ap­pear­ance.

“He is stylish – not nec­es­sar­ily fash­ion­able, but cer­tainly try­ing his best to make a fash­ion state­ment!”

● Week­end Post views the charges against Pas­tor Ti­mothy Omo­toso as ex­tremely se­ri­ous and this tongue-in-cheek look at his fash­ion choices in no way down­plays the sever­ity of trauma which his al­leged vic­tims may have suf­fered.

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