Johannesburg: One of Nelson Mandela's grandsons has been charged for raping a 15-year-old girl in South Africa. The 24-year-old Mabusa is accused of raping the teenager in the toilets of a restaurant in Johannesburg on August 7.
Earlier in the week, the family of the victim alleged that Mr Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, had sent her bodyguard to dissuade them from pressing charges.
Senior members of the Mandela family, including the former President's daughter Makaziwe Mandela, were in court during a brief hearing.
According to South African law, due to the seriousness of the charge, his defense attorneys will have to present evidence for supporting his release on bail.