Every family has a black sheep is what we say in Africa. With the troubles this family have had Mandela was probably the black sheep.
One of his grandsons was given a suspended sentence after being convicted of assault a few months ago, and now another is standing trial for rape.
Anonymous for now, the grandson of the founder of modern day South Africa is accused of raping the girl in the toilets of a restaurant in Johannesburg.
The 24 year old unnamed grandson of the former president claims the act was consensual, but as the girl is under sixteen consent is irrelevant and the case is being tried as a rape.
He’s also claiming he was unaware she was underage as the bar does not allow people under-21 to enter.
His bail hearing is set for next Tuesday, after which his identity would be released.
In court during his arraignment were senior members of the Mandela family, including the former president’s daughter Makaziwe Mandela.
The family of the girl claim Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie, had earlier sent one of her bodyguards to stop the family from pressing charges.