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Mandela's grandson charged with assault

By Brent Swails, CNN
updated 9:47 AM EST, Thu January 16, 2014
 Mandla Mandela at Waterkloof military airbase on December 14, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.
Mandla Mandela at Waterkloof military airbase on December 14, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.

(CNN) -- A grandson of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been charged with assault on suspicion of drawing a firearm against someone last month, a prosecutor in South Africa said Thursday.

Mandla Mandela is accused of drawing a firearm after a man crashed a car into a vehicle driven by one of Mandela's guests in October, according to a senior prosecutor in Mthatha.

Mandela appeared in a Mthatha magistrate's court, and his case was postponed until February 24.

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