Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in SA case

Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in SA case

Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in SA case

Twenty-year-old model Gabriella Engels has accused Grace Mugabe of assaulting her while she was visiting Mugabe's sons in a hotel room in an upscale Johannesburg suburb. "It's about justice. She attacked my child for no reason", she said.

"Grace Mugabe, 43, is accused of repeatedly punching Richard Jones, chief photographer of the Hong Kong agency Sinopix, after he took pictures of her shopping in Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui".

Zimbabwe government sources confirmed she had returned home. But the South African government could still declare her to be persona non grata and have her expelled from the country.

In a statement, the Ministry of Police said these discussions are "to make sure that the suspect is processed through the legal system". Diplomatic immunity can also be revoked by Zimbabwe, or Grace Mugabe could be prosecuted back home, but both of those would seem remote, if not impossible, given her political standing. "The red alert has been put", Mbalula told reporters.

The country's police minister Fikile Mbulula said police had put a "red alert" on South Africa's borders to stop her from trying to leave.

The police source said Grace had earlier agreed to hand herself over at 10am, but failed to do so.

Famed Oscar Pistorius prosecutor and current head of AfriForum's special prosecutions unit, Gerrie Nel has announced that he will assist the victim who was allegedly assaulted by Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe.

Free admission to Adler Planetarium for total solar eclipse
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (9:30 a.m.to 6 p.m.) -"Mad Science" show live on stage - beginning at 10:30 a.m. Inside the museum, guests can check out their newest exhibition, Chasing Eclipses.

Guam's governor says he's 'never felt' safer
I think it's important to be strong, but at the same time be calm. "We know that it's serious", Austin J. US President Donald Trump has told Guam Governor Eddie Calvo over the phone that "You are safe".

United Nations decries excessive force in Venezuela's crackdown on protests
Four months of street protests, accompanied by violent clashes with security forces, have left almost 130 people dead. Maradona's support comes in the face of a deepening political crisis in Venezuela .

The News24 website quoted Engels' version of events in the hotel room. But when I go on holiday, I have to use my private passport.

Engels told the AP she would be willing to face Mugabe in court. Over and over. I had no idea what was going on. I ran, but I was carrying heavy camera gear, and he caught up with me after 30 metres and tried to get my camera off me.

It was unclear what triggered the incident.

So far she had made no attempt to flee, he added. "With an extension cord and plug to hit me". I have bruises all over my body.

"She split my head open in 3 places".

Mugabe's sons, Robert Peter Mugabe Jr and Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe are well-known for throwing parties and living in luxury apartments.

Related news