Former First lady of Zimbabwe is likely to be arrested in South Africa after the High Court overturned an earlier decision by the former Minister of International Relations and Cooperation that granted her immunity.
“It is declared that the decision of the minister of August 19, 2017, in terms of the diplomatic immunities to recognise Dr Grace Mugabe immunity is inconsistent with the Constitution of South Africa. The decision is reviewed and set aside,” the judgement stated.
Grace Mugabe was accused of whipping Gabriella Engels with an electric cord while in South Africa.
According to Engels, an irate Mrs Mugabe burst into the room where she was waiting with two friends in a Johannesburg luxury hotel suite to meet one of Mugabe’s sons last August, and started attacking her with an electric cable.
However, Mrs Mugabe denied assaulting Engels with an electric cable, saying an “intoxicated and unhinged” Engels had attacked her with a knife.
Photographs taken by Engels’ mother soon after the incident showed gashes to the model’s head and bruising on her thighs.