UPDATE: Alleged Dros rapist sent to Weskoppies for observation

Nicholas Ninow, who is accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria will appear in court on Tuesday. 

File: Nicholas Ninow, the man accused of sexually assaulting a girl in the toilets at the Dros restaurant in Pretoria.


* Editor's note: This article is updated each time new information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - Dros rape accused Nicholas Ninow is going to Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital.

He appeared briefly in the Pretoria magistrate's court on Wednesday morning.

During his last appearance in November, the 20-year-old was referred for mental observation but there was no bed available at the time.

UPDATE: Rape accused Nicholas Ninow's case postponed

Ninow allegedly raped a minor in the bathroom of the restaurant in September last year.

His bail hearing has been postponed several times as he waited for a bed to become available at Weskoppies.

READ: Dros rape suspect named

Ninow's legal team has argued that he has a history of mental illness and submitted he's been a drug user since he was 14 after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2013.

The court heard that Ninow has attempted suicide several times due to depression caused by the disorder.





Paid Content