Hard line judgement expected in Dros rape trial

The man accused of raping a seven-year-old leaves the court room in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on November 1 2018. Image: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times

Judge Mosopa, who is presiding over the case, has heard “some pretty gruesome cases”, according to the Judges Matter website.

And now he is expected to deliver a critical blow to the future of Dros rapist, Nicholas Ninow.

He was critical of the state in the Ninow trial last week, reprimanding it for only calling two witnesses for the day.

One of the cases he has presided over, was one in which three men were found guilty of drowning two men and gang raping their partners and robbing them of their belongings at Rhodes Park in 2015.

“In 2017, he handed down four life sentences each in convicting three criminals for murder, rape and robbery with aggravated circumstances in an incident which shook the southern suburbs of Johannesburg,” said Judges Matter.

Mosopa also sentenced serial rapist and killer Charles Mthethwa, a Zimbabwean national, to five life terms as well an additional total of more than 210 years behind bars, IOL reported.

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