SA man pleads guilty to raping child in toilet

SA man pleads guilty to raping child in toilet
Source: BBC
Date: 09-09-2019 Time: 02:09:57:pm
Witness saw Nicholas Ninow in the toilet cubicle with the seven-year-old

A South African man has pleaded guilty to raping a seven-year-old girl in a restaurant toilet last year.

On the first day of his trial in the city of Pretoria, Nicholas Ninow also pleaded guilty to possession of drugs.

After the attack, a crowdfunding appeal was launched to help cover the cost of the girl's therapy and rehabilitation.

Several recent incidents of gender-based violence - including the rape and murder of 19-year-old student Uyinene Mrwetyana in Cape Town - have fuelled protests in the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to push for harsher sentences for rapists and murderers.