Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the high court in Pretoria on Thursday.
Judge Papi Mosopa also sentenced Ninow to five years behind bars for defeating the ends of justice and another five years for possession of an illegal substance. All sentences will run concurrently.
Masopa issued an order that Ninow's details be recorded in the sex offenders' register and that he not be employed in an environment where there are children.
During testimony in mitigation of sentence this week, Ninow conceded that he knew what he was doing was wrong when he raped the then 7-year-old girl in a toilet at the Dros restaurant in Silverton last September.
The 21-year old admitted that he had no justification for the rape, possession of illegal substances and defeating the ends of justice.
He did, however, plead not guilty to allegedly assaulting the mother of the girl and a Dros employees on the scene.
- African News Agency (ANA)