“The arrest of [Mlindi] will have an impact on the documents,” she said.
Swanepoel said before Mlindi’s arrest the DPP had been working to have the authorisation to add a charge of racketeering and to centralise the case by next week.
“The state requests a remand to May 15 in order to obtain the necessary documents.
“Hopefully we will then be able to send the matter to the high court,” Swanepoel said.
Mlindi was arrested last month and appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court, where she was granted R2 000 bail.
It is alleged that between 2012 and 2016, while working for the Department of Health in Port Elizabeth, Mlindi recruited girls from around the country to reside at Omotoso’s house in KwaZulu-Natal.
It is further alleged that she, at certain periods, was the “house mother” for this house.
Omotoso was arrested on April 20 and charged with multiple counts related to the contravention of the Sexual Offences Act, including numerous charges of rape.
Some of the alleged victims were as young and 13.
Omotoso’s other co-accused, Zukiwa Sitho and Lusanda Solani, face the same charges and were granted R2 000 bail each last year.
Magistrate Thandeka Mashiyi granted the request to postpone the matter on the provision that it would be the final remand.