And the hits keep coming.
In a terrible turn of events, it was recently reported that Nelson Mandela‘s grandson, Mbuso Mandela, allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in a public bathroom. So disgusting.
On Wednesday, Mandela appeared in a Johannesburg court where he’ll be held until a Friday bail hearing.
A family spokesperson said of the victim’s harrowing experience:
“Apparently, she went to the toilet and he grabbed her and raped her inside one of the toilets.”
To make matters worse, the spokesperson revealed that Nelson’s second wife, Winnie Mandela, tried to intimidate the victim’s family into silence. The spokesperson added:
“Winnie’s 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. Just because they have a famous surname, they think they can get away with crime… The girl is young and doesn’t even drink.”
How immoral and horrifying!!
We hope justice is served and we’ll keep you updated as the case progresses!
[Image via AP Images.]