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Nelson Mandela’s grandson is locked up behind bars after allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.

According to reports, Mbuso Mandela was arrested over the weekend after apparently raping the alleged victim inside a bathroom stall at a restaurant in the Johannesburg suburb of Greenside. It is reported that the girl was at the popular eatery with her friends.

“According to the complainant, it happened on 7 August 2015. It was reported to the police on the 14 August 2015,” Gauteng police spokeswoman Brigadier Mashadi Selepe told the U.K.’s Guardian. “All the rights of suspects are upheld during their investigation and lawful custody.”

A family spokesperson for the alleged victim tells the Daily Sun that the 15-year-old’s father tried to “open up a case” when it first happened, but was “unsuccessful.” “Just because they have a famous surname, they think they can get away with crime,” the spokesperson said. “Children can’t just be raped and then everything is alright. The girl is young and doesn’t even drink.”

Mandela, who is one of the late Nelson Mandela’s 17 grandkids, will remain in custody until his bond hearing on Friday.

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Nelly’s Rape Case Dropped By Prosecutors + T.I.’s Candid Response To The News



Just months after being accused of rape, Nelly is officially off the hook.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against the St. Louis rapper after the alleged victim claimed she didn’t want to assist in the prosecution.

“Police responded to and investigated a sexual assault allegation involving Mr. Haynes,” a statement from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office read. “However, within days of her initial report to police, the complainant, through her attorney, informed investigators from the Auburn police department that she did not wish to assist in prosecution or the investigation of Mr. Haynes.”

Following the news, Nelly’s buddy T.I. announced his excitement over Instagram, writing: Now WHAT HAPPENS TO HER?!?!?! #KnewMyPatnaAintDoThatShit.” 

The ruling, however, doesn’t come as a surprise.

Shortly after the alleged incident, the victim’s lawyer, Karen Koehler, explained via her website that her 21-year-old client does not feel safe and will be going to authorities to end the investigation. “She is telling the Auburn Police Department and the King County Prosecutor’s Office to put a halt to the criminal investigation of Cornell Haynes, Jr. (aka “Nelly”),” Koehler wrote. “She will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him.”

The letter continued, “She never wanted notoriety. She never wanted a dime from that man. She wants to go back to school and to graduate. And this she cannot do if she remains hidden in her room, crying her heart out.”

Nelly was arrested in October after allegedly forcing the woman to engage in sexual activity without a condom while on his tour bus in Washington.

Following the arrest, the St. Louis rapper, who is on tour with Florida Georgia Line, denied the accusations. “Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent,” he tweeted. “I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”

He added, “I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation.

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