Mbuso Mandela

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Nelson Mandela's grandson has been charged with allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl. 

Mbuso Mandela, 24, appeared in a Johannesburg court on Monday, where he looked "calm and collected," South Africa's The Star newspaper reported. Per the U.K.'s Guardian, he currently remains in police custody and will return to court on Friday for a bail hearing. 

According to the Daily Sun, Mandela was arrested over the weekend after he was accused of raping the girl in a bathroom stall at a popular restaurant in the Johannesburg suburb of Greenside. 

The alleged victim's family spokesman told the Daily Sun that she went to the restaurant with friends. 

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Nelson Mandela

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Gauteng police spokeswoman Brigadier Mashadi Selepe told the U.K.'s Guardian that the investigation is ongoing. "According to the complainant, it happened on 7 August 2015. It was reported to the police on the 14 August 2015," she said. 

Mbuso is one of the late South African president's 17 grandchildren. On Tuesday, police insisted to the Guardian that he would not be treated differently from any other suspect.

"All the rights of suspects are upheld during their investigation and lawful custody," Selepe said.  

Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 in December 2013. The anti-apartheid activist famously spent 27 years in prison for treason before becoming the country's first black president in 1994.

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