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Mandela's grandson's legal woes continue

Police are trying to trace an outstanding arrest warrant for Nelson Mandela’s rape accused grandson.

The Mandela family celebrates the ruling, the 24-year-old accused was released on R7,000 bail. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - It's emerged Gauteng police are trying to trace an outstanding arrest warrant for a rape accused grandson of the late former president Nelson Mandela.

The Sunday Times newspaper is reporting the warrant was issued on 6 August after he failed to appear in court on a maintenance matter.

The warrant was hand delivered to the Norwood Police Station just a day before the 24-year-old allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in Greenside.

Police have told the paper that the outstanding warrant is a significant fact that was not initially brought to the attention of the investigating officer in the rape case.

Had it been revealed the State would have been in a stronger position to argue against bail.

The suspect was granted bail of R7,000 earlier this week.

Before awarding or denying bail, Judge PJ du Plessis added bail applications were not concerned with guilt or innocence of the accused.

WATCH: Ndaba Mandela reacts to his relative being granted bail.

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