24year old grandson of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court over allegedly raping a 15-year- old girl at a popular restaurant in Greenside, South Africa. . .
The suspect, whose name hasn’t been given for legal reasons, until he he pleads guilty or found guilty of the allegation leveled against him was arrested on Friday, 14th August.
Spokesperson for the victim’s family, confirmed the incident, saying the victim went to use the rest room in a restaurant and the boy grabbed and raped her inside one of the toilets.
“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.”
She also revealed that the alleged rapist’s grandmother’s bodyguard intimidated the father of the rape victim when he initially tried to file a criminal charge against him.
“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.