Pretoria's chief rabbi joins attempt to hold the nation's leader accountable for his behavior.
Judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane says 'well-connected' rabbi remains flight risk as he awaits extradition to Israel over alleged sex crimes.
The decision meant that Berland, 78, wanted for sex crimes in Israel, would remain at Johannesburg Prison through Passover and until his extradition order is signed by the Minister of Justice.
Lawyer for Rabbi Eliezer Berland, 78, gets into shouting match with magistrate.
Magistrate orders Rabbi Eliezer Berland be kept in a single cell and that his wife and assistant may bring him kosher food twice daily.
Rabbi Eliezer Berland, accused of rape by female followers, is transferred to notorious Kgosi Mampuru prison.
Rabbi's lawyer says he's not a criminal but 'at loggerheads with the [Israeli] government over ideological issues pertaining to the Palestinians.'
Eliezer Berland, who has been on the run since 2012, evaded arrest near Johannesburg this month.
South Africans go to the polls on May 7 for the fifth election since the end of White rule in 1994.
Arrested in Dubai in August, on decade-old charges of manslaughter, he was unaware that in 2002 he had been found guilty in absentia of killing a three-year old leukaemia patient in Abu Dhabi.