Mbuso Mandela’s video admitting to abusing his girlfriend goes viral

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Mbuso Mandela admitted to abusing his partner in a video that has since gone viral. His partner has denied the claims.
Mbuso Mandela admitted to abusing his partner in a video that has since gone viral. His partner has denied the claims.
Frennie Shivambu

He knows how to make the headlines, for the wrong reasons. In the past, he's been in the spotlight for alleged sexual assault and for child maintenance.

Now a video of Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mbuso Mandela (30) has gone viral on social media where he is admitting having abused his girlfriend.

“How’sit guys? My name is Mbuso Mandela and I’m a woman abuser,” he said.

“I put my girlfriend’s head through the window and the Trellidor. I strangled her. She needs me to admit it, so I’m admitting it in front of everybody. Thank you.”

Mbuso’s girlfriend has since uploaded her own video denying he ever laid a hand on her.

“Hi guys so yesterday Mbuso posted a video that he is a woman abuser and that he abused me, I am doing this video just to show that he did not abuse me. I don’t know why; well, I do get why he posted that. In our angry little fight we had, I called his bluff and said he would never try and ruin his reputation and that was wrong of me. I admit that completely.”

 Wearing a bikini, the woman said, “As you can see there are no bruises, my face is fine. Not too sure where he had me through a Trellidor because I’m pretty sure, it would be swollen. But you would notice, there is a blue mark there that happened maybe Thursday while I was out at Saint. I bumped into a person, got a blue mark and I bruise easily. As you can see, nothing,” says showing off her arm.

 In an Instagram post that has since been taken down, Mbuso's aunt, Ndileka Mandela condemns gender based violence. She says, “If  we are to address GBV holistically, we need to call us and condemn it when it’s being done by one of our own. To be silent will be hypothetical.”

 She also went on to say, “We can’t tiptoe around GBV no matter the relation we have with the perpetrator.”

In 2015, Mbuso, the son of Makgatho Mandela was arrested for contempt of court after failing to pay child maintenance on several occasions.

In 2017, the father of a teenage schoolgirl opened a rape case against, then 24-year-old Mbuso. In an interview with City Press, the father said that his entire “family was left devastated by his daughter’s ordeal”.

“My daughter is not doing well at all. My whole family is not coping with what happened,” he told City Press. Mbuso’s legal team claimed that the sex was consensual.


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