Mandela's grandson accused of rape

  • 18/08/2015
Mbuso Mandela (Reuters)
Mbuso Mandela (Reuters)

Nelson Mandela's 24-year-old grandson has appeared in court on charges of raping a 15-year-old, 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 on Monday.

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.