Nicholas Ninow, the man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in a Dros restaurant, will now undergo mental evaluation at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria.
A bed has been secured for Ninow, and he will return to the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on February 8.
Ninow faces charges of rape, possession of drugs, assault with intent to do bodily harm and intimidation.
He allegedly followed the little girl from the restaurant's play area to the toilets where he allegedly raped her. The girl's mother caught him in the act after she went looking for her child.
The court has heard that Ninow has mental issues, and has previously attempted suicide several times due to depression caused by bipolar disorder.
African News Agency (ANA)