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Mandela’s grandson in court for rape

Published on 17/08/2015

Nelson Mandela's 24-year-old grandson appeared in court on Monday on charges of raping a 15-year-old, police said, in a new scandal to tarnish the family of the anti-apartheid icon.

Mbuso Mandela remains in police custody and will return to the Johannesburg magistrate court on Friday for a bail hearing, police spokeswoman Mashadi Selepe told AFP.

He is alleged to have raped the girl at a Johannesburg restaurant over a week ago.

Another of Mandela’s grandchildren, Mandla, the oldest of the late statesman’s grandsons, was convicted early this year of assaulting a 40-year-old motorist during a road-rage incident.