9 March 2016

South Africa: Rape Charges Withdrawn Against Mandela's Grandson

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Charges have been provisionally withdrawn in the High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday against former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Mbuso, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl last year. Mbuso Mandela was granted R7 000 bail in August after spending over a week in jail.

He allegedly raped the teenager on August 7 last year at a restaurant in Greenside, Johannesburg. In her affidavit, the victim claimed Mbuso had forcefully kissed her, put his hands in her pants and raped her.

The 24-year-old disputed this, claiming in his affidavit the sex was consensual and that he had no idea she was under age. He claimed the pub where they had met did not allow entry to people under the age of 21.

The girl was also drinking and smoking, it was alleged, adding to the perception that she was older.

A chef handed in an affidavit claiming the pair were kissing in the passageway of the establishment.

Source: News24

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