Rape charges against Mandela’s grandson withdrawn


Rape charges against Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mbuso Mandela, have been provisionally withdrawn in the High Court in South Africa’s main city, Johannesburg.

Mbuso was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Johannesburg’s upmarket suburb of Greenside on 7 August.

The teenager accused him of forcefully kissing her and putting his hands in her pants, and raping her.

The 24-year-old grandson of South Africa’s first black president denied this, saying that they had consensual sex and he had no idea she was a minor.