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EXCLUSIVE: The substance found on defendants Dros has been positively tested for cocaine



The case, which appeared on a 20-year-old woman accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in Dros' bathroom in Pretoria, was identified as cocaine.

A righteous source told News24 that the forensic analysis of the substance showed it was positively tested for cocaine and that the completed sheet was filled to reflect that the accused was allegedly held cocaine.

The police also traced a man who, together with the accused, socialized at the restaurant on the day of the alleged incident, and received a statement from him.

Police spokesman Colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed to News24 that the police had taken all the relevant witness statements at the moment.

On Wednesday morning, the accused appeared in the port of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, where his case was postponed to next year.

News24 reported that the accused who wore a gray sweatshirt could see sobbing and wiping tears from his eyes as he stood in the dock. His head was bowed when he heard that the bed at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital was not yet available.

Still waiting for the bed

State defense attorney Sanet Jacobson said Wednesday that the accused was number 14 on the waiting list. She requested that the case be postponed to 15 January 2019.

Read: The Thing Against Racial Accusation Case was postponed to a bed that was not yet available in Weskoppies.

"As soon as a bed is available, we will sue the accused and he will then be retired," Jacobson added.

The court also heard that the accused would be dismissed on Wednesday by a district physician.

Magistrate Ignatius du Preez explained that, despite the deferral, if the ship had been available before then, he would have been deserted.

I suppose mental observation

During the previous court session on 1 November, the court upheld the state's request and the defense to turn the 20-year-old defendant into mental observation.

The court also upheld the defense proposal to appoint another psychiatrist and clinical psychologist to form a team of four experts who would watch the accused while in Weskoppies, a state psychiatric institution.

Advocate Riaan du Plessis told the court that the mental state of the accused should be investigated at the time of the incident.

He added that the accused was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2013 and has been using drugs since his 14 years of age.

It was noted that the accused had previously undergone rehabilitation due to abuse of addictive substances.

"He also attempted to commit suicide due to the severe depression that he had bipolar," said Du Plessis.

Read: Rape charges Dros says the police, the public attacked him

News24 previously informed that the accused was in a restaurant where he was reportedly followed by a seven-year-old in the bathroom and raped her.

The video, taken a moment after the alleged incident, showed that a man covered with blood and angry patrons berating him.

The accused has not yet filed a bail request, nor has he been charged.

* News24 has decided not to identify the accused until he has filed a lawsuit under the Criminal Proceedings Act.

Under Section 154 (2b) of the Criminal Procedure Code: No person at any stage prior to the filing of the accused in court on any charges referred to in Section 153 (3) or at any stage after his appearance, but before the accused defends the allegation, discloses in any way any information regarding the charge.

Section 153 (3) refers to criminal proceedings concerning charges for sexual offenses.

Once the accused has been charged with the charge, News24 will reveal his identity in accordance with the law.


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