A grandson of the late African legend Nelson Mandela has been charged with rape. The alleged victim‚ a 15-year-old girl‚ was present in court earlier on Monday with a few supporters.
According to the girl’s family spokesperson who spoke to the Daily Sun, the teen went to the toilet when Mandela’s grandson, who can’t be named before he appears in court, grabbed her and raped her inside one of the toilets.
Mandela’s grand son appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on as well. Gauteng, a police spokesperson disclosed to reporters that;
He made a brief appearance on a charge of the rape of a 15-year-old girl.
He has not yet pleaded to the charge of raping the girl at a pub in Greenside, Johannesburg.
Until he has pleaded, his name must be withheld. His bail application is expected to start on Friday, August 21. Until then, he would remain in custody.
Reports have it that Mandela’s ex wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is trying to negotiate with the girl’s family to settle out of court.
The late Nelson Mandela was a great African freedom fighter and his family is highly respected in South Africa and beyond.