Mbuso Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, was charged with the rape of a girl, 15, in a Johannesburg, South Africa, court.
Mandela, 24, allegedly raped the victim in a restaurant lavatory, and made a brief appearance in Johannesburg Magistrates Court earlier this week. He has not entered a plea, and will remain in custody until Friday, when a bail application will be made.
Police spokesman Mashadi Selepe said the alleged incident occurred Aug. 7, and was reported Aug. 14. Addressing media reports that Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's former wife and Mbuso Mandela's grandmother, attempted to interfere with the police investigation by sending a bodyguard, posing as a police officer, to the victim's home, Selepe said, "That was never brought to our attention nor reported."