Mandela's grandson arrested for alleged rape of 15-year-old girl

  • AP, Johannesburg
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2015 12:32 IST
Mbuso Mandela was arrested last weekend and will remain in police custody pending the outcome of a bail hearing on Friday. (Image via Twitter, @Bonafidechats)

Mbuso Mandela, a man identified as one of Nelson Mandela's grandsons, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, said South African police.

Mbuso Mandela, 24, is in police custody and will appear in a Johannesburg magistrates court on Friday for a bail hearing, said police spokeswoman Brig. Mashadi Selepe. He appeared briefly in court on Monday when he was charged with rape.

The rape allegedly took place at a restaurant in Greenside, a Johannesburg suburb, on August 7, Selepe said.

The matter was reported to police a week later and Mandela was arrested last Saturday, she said.

Mbuso Mandela is one of late statesman Nelson Mandela's 17 grandchildren. Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95.

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