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South African man pleads guilty to raping 7-year-old child in toilet

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

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Witness saw Nicholas Ninow in the toilet cubicle with the seven-year-old. PHOTO: Gallo Images

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

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

According to BBC Africa, 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.

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