Dros Rape Trial: Victim’s Mother Recounts Incident

Dros Rape Trial
Nicholas Ninow appears in the Magistrates Court in Pretoria. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

The mother of the seven-year-old girl who was raped at the Dros restaurant in Pretoria has given disturbing details of how she found her daughter with self-confessed rapist Nicholas Ninow.

She testified at the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Ninow pleaded guilty to raping the little girl.

The little girl’s mother recounted in court what unfolded on 24 September 2018 when her child was raped.

She gave evidence through an interpreter.

Ninow was following proceedings in the packed courtroom and sat quietly in the dock with his head bowed down.

Earlier, the little girl testified in-camera but rights group Not In My Name said this was unfair.


Thanks for reading and for your interest in South Africa. Content is produced in collaboration between iAfrica’s editorial team and partners — including nongovernmental organizations, private sector stakeholders, agencies and institutions. If you are interested in sharing stories to shine a spotlight on a particular issue, please email i-news@africa.com. We look forward to hearing from you.