A 24-year old grandson of Winnie and Nelson Mandela has been chareged to court for the rape of a 15 year old girl in a Pub in North Johannesburg.
He was arrested over the weekend after the teenager opened the case against him.
The police’s Mashadi Selepe says he’ll stay in custody until his case resumes on Friday, this week.
The man, who cannot be named, appeared briefly at Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday where he was remanded in custody at Johannesburg prison.
The defence has requested that the man, believed to be in his twenties, be held at the police station rather than in prison but this was rejected by the judge when they failed to get a letter agreeing to this from the police chief at Parkview police station.
He is accused of attacking the teenager in a restaurant bathroom on 7th August.
It is very sad and dissapointing that the grandson of such a respected man as Nelson Mandela would throw his good name to the dogs.
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