The Legal Aid attorney acting on behalf of Nicholas Ninow in his rape trial will be laying a charge of defamation against the EFF's Gauteng chairperson Mandisa Mashego, after she allegedly accused him of being drunk in court on Thursday.
The case against Ninow was postponed in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, after both the State and defence attorney Herman Alberts made their closing arguments. Alberts said, as he was returning from the cells, he overheard a woman, who has been identified as Mashego, saying that he was drunk. I advised the lady I am prepared to go for a sobriety test now if she wants to persist or publish that allegation," Alberts told News24.
He added that he would be opening a case of defamation and that he had already informed Legal Aid's regional office of what had happened.