Grandson of Nelson Mandela Charged with Rape

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Nelson Mandela’s grandson has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl inside a South African bar bathroom.

For the record, Nelson Mandela has 17 grandchildren.

via NY Daily News:

Mbuso Mandela, 24, appeared in a Johannesburg court Monday. He will stay in police custody until at least Friday, when he is given a formal bail hearing,South Africa’s Star newspaper reported.

Police said Mandela sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl Friday while dining at a popular Johannesburg restaurant.

The teenage girl was having dinner with some friends when she excused herself to go to the bathroom, her family’s spokesman told the Daily Sun.Mandela allegedly attacked her inside.

“He grabbed her and raped her inside one of the toilets,” the spokesman said.

After the attack, the Mandela family tried to interfere with cops’ investigation, the victim’s family claimed.

Mandela family matriarch Winnie Madikizela-Mandela sent her bodyguard — disguised as a cop — to the victim’s home, the spokesman said. The undercover bodyguard allegedly told the girl’s family that police would not arrest the suspected rapist.

“When the father asked to see his badge, he didn’t have one. It turned out he had been sent by Winnie,” the family spokesman said

The victim’s family is furious over the way the Mandelas have handled the situation.

“Just because they have a famous surname, they think they can get away with crime,” the spokesman said. “Children can’t just be raped and then everything is alright.”

What a horrible stain on the Mandela family legacy.

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