S’African court issues warrant for Grace Mugabe’s arrest for assaulting model

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South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has issued an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s former First Lady.

AfriForum, a minority rights group announced the development at a press conference that held on Wednesday in Centurion.

“We can report that the warrant of arrest has been issued for Grace Mugabe,” Time Lives quoted Kallie Kriel, AfriForum CEO, to have said.

“It seems that justice is going to take place and we are looking forward to this matter going forward.”

Three months before the military take over which forced Robert Mugabe to resign as president in 2017, the former first lady was accused of assaulting Gabriella Engels, a model, in a Johannesburg hotel.

She, however, said she acted in self-defence after the “intoxicated and unhinged” model attacked her at the hotel where her son lived.

Engels was reported to have sustained injuries including a gash on her forehead.

She was allowed to return home after she applied for diplomatic immunity, however, a court annulled the government decision to grant her immunity.


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