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Rape case against Mandela's grandson adjourned

Proceedings have been adjourned while the necessary affidavits are brought in for his bail application.

FILE: One of Nelson Mandela's grandsons is applying for after he was arrested on rape charges earlier this month. Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG - One of Nelson Mandela's grandsons is applying for bail in his rape case in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court.

The 24-year-old is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at a Greenside pub earlier this month.

Proceedings have been adjourned while the necessary affidavits are brought in for his bail application.

Magistrate Pieter du Plessis has adjourned proceedings while the lawyers representing former President Nelson Mandela's grandson prepare their affidavits.

His defence will present evidence to motivate why the 24-year-old should be granted bail today, after almost a week in custody.

Some Mandela family members are also in court today, to show their support during the accused's second court appearance.

The defence says the case is likely to resume after 2pm.