Dros rape accused Nicholas Ninow sent to Weskoppies for psychiatric assessment

Twenty-year-old Nicholas Ninow appeared briefly in court on Wednesday morning after being charged with raping a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom at the Silverton restaurant last year.

FILE: Nicholas Ninow, who is accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in a Dros restaurant, briefly appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on 28 November 2018. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The man accused in the Dros rape case will be admitted to Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital to be assessed over the next 30 days.

Twenty-year-old Nicholas Ninow appeared briefly in court on Wednesday morning after being charged with raping a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom at the Silverton restaurant last year.

Ninow’s court appearance on Monday was over in just a few minutes.

He will be assessed for the next 30 days by a team of four health professionals, three psychiatrists and one psychologist.

According to submissions last year, he was diagnosed as being bipolar in 2013.

The legal team representing the family of the seven-year-old victim were in court monitoring proceedings.

Ninow will be back in the dock on 8 February.

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)