Gauteng cops to spend next few weeks on high profile cases

Police will be investigating rape allegations against Nelson Mandela’s grandson & the Rhodes Park attack.

Police will be investigating rape allegations against Nelson Mandela’s grandson & the Rhodes Park attack.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say they will spend the next couple of weeks investigating two high profile cases that have been heard in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court.

On Monday, a rape case involving the grandson of Nelson Mandela was postponed to next month for further investigation.

At the same time, a man arrested in connection with last month's Rhodes Park attack remains in police custody ahead of his bail application later this month.

In the coming weeks, the court will prepare to hear the two cases which have dominated headlines.

The case against Mandela's 24-year-old grandson has been postponed while prosecutors collect an outstanding witness statement.

He is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at a Greenside pub in August.

Meanwhile, Thabo Nkala who was accused of involvement in an attack on two couples at Rhodes Park last month, will be back in court in two weeks, for a bail application.

The court is awaiting permits to prove that he's in the country legally.