Mandela's grandchild faces assault charge: report

Mandela's grandchild faces assault charge: report

Reports suggest a grandson of late former president Nelson Mandela, accused of raping an underage girl, also faces an assault charge.


According to Eyewitness News, an assault case was opened at the Norwood police station by a 41-year-old woman, after the grandson allegedly assaulted her earlier this month.

A police spokesperson told the broadcaster a case has been opened, with the investigation ongoing.

Regarding the grandson's rape case, he was granted bail by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old man, who may not be named until he has pleaded, was released on R7 000 bail.

He was alleged to have raped a teenage girl at a pub in Greenside, Johannesburg earlier this month.

While the accused has not yet pleaded, he has maintained that he and the complainant had consensual sex.

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