After staying out of the media for a while, Nicholas Ninow, the man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Pretoria is back in court on Wedensday.

Protests are expected in the Pretoria CBD on Wednesday when a man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in a Dros restaurant returns to the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.

In November, the rape case was postponed to January 16, with an undertaking that the man would be brought to court earlier if a bed becomes available at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in the capital.

The court is expected to confirm if there is space for Nicholas Ninow to be admitted to Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital.

He’s meant to be evaluated to determine whether he can be held accountable for his actions.

Ninow allegedly raped a minor in the bathroom of the restaurant in September last year.

His bail hearing has been postponed several times as he waits for a bed to become available at Weskoppies.