Mandela grandson charged with rape

President Nelson Mandela’s grandson remains in police custody after the rape case against him was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Monday.

The 24-year-old Mbuso Mandela is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, and was arrested at the weekend after the victim opened the rape case against him.

It’s alleged the teenager went to the toilet at a pub in Greenside earlier this month when he grabbed her and raped her inside one of the cubicles.

The police has confirmed that he remains in custody and the case was remanded to Friday for a formal bail application.

In June, another one of Mandela’s grandsons, Mandla, received a suspended sentence in the Mthatha Magistrates Court.

The Mvezo chief was previously found guilty of assaulting a local teacher in a road rage incident in 2013.

Mandla had been convicted of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, an offence that could result in a jail term, but he has been granted leave to appeal his assault conviction.