AfriForum gets involved in assault case against Grace Mugabe

  • AfriForum gets involved in assault case against Grace Mugabe

AfriForum gets involved in assault case against Grace Mugabe

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday said that police have put out a "red alert" at South African borders for Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, in case she attempted to leave the country.

South Africa's police ministry said on Thursday that it is waiting for instruction from the worldwide relations department regarding Grace Mugabe's status before it proceeds.

"Her security guards and bodyguards just stood and watched that happen, I was pleading with her for mercy, I was crying out for help at the top of my voice".

But he told how Ms Engels, who claims she was attacked by the first lady of Zimbabwe, is "interested in justice, not money".

Meanwhile, South African lawyer Gerrie Nel, who successfully prosecuted Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, is supporting the woman making the allegation, Gabriella Engels.

If the NPA fails to prosecute the wife of Zimbabwe's ailing President Robert Mugabe, Nel said Afriforum would lead a private prosecution.

Mr Nel said he was concerned about the possibility of political interference during Mrs Mugabe's prosecution on charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The wife of Zimbabwes President Robert Mugabe has been accused of assaulting a woman at an upscale Johannesburg hotel and was due to appear in court in South Africa, officials said.

Ms Mugabe should have applied for diplomatic immunity before she came to our country, not after she finds herself facing criminal charges.

A spokesman from that department declined to comment on the status of Mrs Mugabe's immunity bid on Thursday, but said on Wednesday the matter was under consideration.

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President Robert Mugabe, 93, arrived in South Africa late Wednesday for this week's 37th Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Pretoria.

But by taking such an approach it risks a diplomatic row with Zimbabwe's government - a staunch ally whom it has resolutely defended over the years despite worldwide criticism of President Robert Mugabe's human rights record.

"She walked in with an extension cord and just started beating me with it".

Engels and her mother were present at the media briefing. "I don't want her to get away with this".