- Angry citizens caused chaos in court during Nicholas Ninow's appearance
- They yelled at Ninow and disrupted proceedings
- This followed the announcement that Ninow will stand trial in six months' time
An angry crowd disrupted the proceedings in court this week when Nicholas Ninow appeared before the judge.
They shouted at Ninow and demanded that he show his face
Ninow is facing charges of kidnapping, drug possession, obstructing the ends of justice and rape.
Ninow is the so-called 'Dros rapist' who grabbed headlines and earned widespread public condemnation several months ago.
Ninow has since appeared in court following a 30-day observation period in Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital. After observation, Ninow was deemed fit to stand trial. Additionally, this ruled out the possibility of him entering an insanity defence.
Reportedly, the crowd of citizens gathered in the court referred to Ninow as a "bloody rapist". This is the latest in mounting tensions regarding the case, with many clearly feeling angry at the slow pace with which the case has dragged on. For example, Ninow is only expected to stand trial in six months' time.
Additionally, the protesting crowd at the court appearance reflects the shock and outrage with which the public responded to reports of Ninow's crimes, as well as the public's demand for justice.
The anti-abuse organisation Not in My Name has also expressed hope that justice will be done in the case. The group welcomed the announcement that Ninow's trial on several charges would continue in September.
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