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Mandela’s grandson arrested for raping a minor

18 August 2015   |   11:47 am  

Mandela's grandsonA 24-year old man, Mbuso Mandela,  believed to the grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela has been arrested for raping a 15-year old girl at a restaurant in Greenside, South Africa.

The accused was arrested on August 14th.

Reports in South African media quoting the victim’s family spokesperson claimed that the girl was raped inside a toilets when she went to  use the rest room in the restaurant.

“Just because they have a famous surname, they think they can get away with crime. Children can’t just be raped and then everything is alright. The girl is young and doesn’t even drink,” the spokesperson to South African media.

The family spokesperson also claimed that the alleged rapist’s grandmother, Winnie,  intimidated that the father of the raped girl when he first filed charges against the boy and tried to cover the crime.

“Instead, the bodyguard went to the family pretending to be a cop. The father was told there was no need to arrest the suspect but when the father asked to see his badge, he didn’t have one. It turned out he had been sent by Winnie.

“Meanwhile, Winnie Mandela promised to hand him over to the police.

“She also said she will call a press conference. None of the promises has been so far kept,” the spokesperson noted.



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