Mandela grandson’s bail conditions amended

Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mbuso, appeared before a Johannesburg court Monday where his bail conditions were amended following treatment at One Military Hospital.
Mbuso Mandela, 24, faces charges of rape after he allegedly forcing himself onto a 15-year-old girl in an alley outside a restaurant in Greenside, Johannesburg, on August 7.
In his bail application, he admitted that he had sex with the girl but insisted the sex was consensual. He also said he believed she was older as the bar they met in does not allow anyone under 21.
He was released on bail of $550 on August 25.
The accused sought to have his bail conditions amended so that he could receive treatment for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder at the One Military Hospital, an army facility, in Pretoria.
There was outrage after he underwent psychological treatment at the facility shortly after being released on bail.
Some senior officers of the army said the facility was only for VIPs and Mbuso Mandela is not one.
Part of his bail conditions include reporting to the Pretoria police station weekly.
His case has been pushed to December 14 to allow for further investigation.

SOURCE: AFRICA REVIEW