Grace Mugabe seeks immunity in S Africa assault case

Grace Mugabe seeks immunity in S Africa assault case

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is seeking diplomatic immunity over allegations of assault in South Africa.

She has not commented since police began investigating her over the alleged assault. The police have declined to name Mugabe, a possible successor to her husband President Robert Mugabe, in the case as she has not yet appeared in court.

Mrs. Mugabe allegedly assaulted Gabriella Engels said to have been found with her children - Chatunga and Robert Junior - at a hotel in South Africa.

The ministry further said, "The suspect remains in South Africa and has not departed the republic, we are advised her itinerary includes amongst private matters, her attendance and participation at the scheduled SADC Heads of Sates/Governments Summit and Bi-lateral Diplomatic Meetings already underway in Pretoria".

"She has to be brought to order and indeed she has to appreciate that she is not a law unto herself", it added in a statement. The Mugabe brothers, who reside in South Africa, have been in the news recently about their lavish lifestyle in an upscale Johannesburg suburb, Sandton.

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Engels said she was in a hotel room with Mugabe's two adult sons when the attack took place. Zimbabwean state controlled media the Herald reported that the First Lady assaulted a foreign agent ( Greek Intelligence) who was leading the boys to mischief.

Ms Engels released an image of a head injury online. She walked in with an extension cord and just started beating me with it.

Debbie Engels told local media that she will pursue the case until a warrant is issued for the arrest of Mrs Mugabe.

"Rob jnr was put out of the hotel room and Bellermine ran away". "Over my arms, in my hair, everywhere".

Received a PhD in September 2014, a month after being nominated to take over the leadership of the Zanu-PF women's league.