Replace: Dros ra_pe accused again in courtroom on Wednesday

The Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed to Information24 that the accused within the Dros ra_pe case will return to the Pretoria Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on Wednesday.

The courtroom is anticipated to substantiate that there’s house for him on the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, and that there’s an order for him to be admitted for psychological analysis.

The suspect is supposed to be evaluated to find out whether or not he may very well be held accountable for the alleged ra_pe of a seven-year-old lady within the rest room of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria in September final yr.

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His bail listening to has been postponed a number of occasions, as there was no mattress accessible for him.

State prosecutor Sanet Jacobson argued that within the pursuits of justice, the accused must be despatched to Weskoppies for psychiatric analysis.

The suspect’s authorized workforce had submitted that the alleged rapist had a historical past of a psychological sickness and had been utilizing medication since he was 14 years previous, after he was identified with bipolar dysfunction in 2013.

The courtroom additionally heard that the suspect tried suicide a number of occasions resulting from despair attributable to the dysfunction.

*Information24 has taken a call to not establish the accused till he has pleaded in courtroom as stipulated within the Legal Process Act.

In keeping with Part 154(2b) of the Legal Process Act: No individual shall at any stage earlier than the looks of an accused in a courtroom upon any cost referred to in part 153(3) or at any stage after such look however earlier than the accused has pleaded to the cost, publish in any method no matter any data regarding the cost in query.

Part 153(3) refers to prison proceedings associated to sexual offences expenses.

As soon as the accused has pleaded to the fees, Information24 will reveal his id in accordance with the legislation.

Supply: Information24

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