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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Grace Mugabe Claims She Hit Model With Extension Cord To Protect Herself..

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe claims she hit 20-year-old Gabriella Engels with an extension cord in an act of self-defence.
Her two sons were not spared a beating either.

Mugabe has told South African officials that she was in fact the victim in the attack that happened last Sunday in a flat in Sandton. This allegedly took place in the presence of numerous body guards.
This is according to highly-placed sources privy to the case. “She is adamant on the issue of protecting herself because she feels she was attacked. She says she was attacked by the victim and that she also has her own injuries which she is not going to publish in the media,” said one source.
The assault, which happened last Sunday has Zimbabwean and South African officials scurrying behind the scenes to try to defuse what has become an embarrassing international incident that has brought the diplomatic relations between the two neighbours under intense scrutiny.
Engels claims that Mugabe assaulted her after she found her with her sons, Robert jr and Chatunga Bellarmine.
But it appears that the pair, known for their high-rolling lifestyles, also faced their mother’s wrath that night.
“People are not talking about the fact she did the same to her kids. She beats her kids too,” the source said.
Engels received cuts and bruises and had to crawl out of the room to escape, she claimed. She said that Mugabe’s bodyguards stood by and watched.
Since the attack, civil rights organisation AfriForum, has decided to represent Engels and the “Bulldog” advocate Gerrie Nel has taken the case and is hoping to get the Zimbabwean first lady in the dock, despite government’s fears of diplomatic fallout.
When asked why Mugabe didn’t open a police case against Engels, the official said that Mugabe didn’t see it that way. The official explained how the incident had placed the SAPS in a predicament.
“Yes, clearly it was a difficult situation, a predicament because it was a high-profile matter and all the things came colliding. It was a mad house, and we had to ensure we don’t break the international law on how to treat important delegates. In cases like this, you want to collect all the information from all sides.”
The first lady is apparently still holed-up in South Africa and is waiting for the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) to issue her diplomatic immunity. Then she can leave.
If this happens, this will be the second time that Mugabe has used this legal loophole to escape prosecution.
In 2009, she was given diplomatic immunity by the Chinese after she assaulted a journalist in Hong Kong.
Dirco spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said that a decision had yet to be made about giving Mugabe diplomatic immunity.
AfriForum on Friday said that they were waiting to see if Mugabe would be given diplomatic immunity.
If she was, Willie Spies, the organisation’s legal representative said the organisation would launch a review application in the high court in Pretoria to have the decision set aside.
He said that Engels had opened a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm against Mugabe, which was serious enough to warrant her not being given immunity.
“You must remember that Mrs Mugabe visits South Africa very often,” said Spies.
“She does have interests and assets in South Africa so it makes it possible for us to get hold of her or pursue her at a later stage.”
Mugabe has in recent months allegedly been on a multimillion dollar spending splurge on Joburg property.
“If the review application fails,we have committed ourselves to challenge this up to the Constitutional Court,” Spies said.
Another source said the matter had to be dealt with delicately.
“Everything was colliding into everything else and he (minister Fikile Mbalula) has had to think deeply. You can imagine if the police just went in there, guns blazing, she is guarded by a dozen guards."
“There is no law that is higher than the other. We also had to consider the international complexities because you have had our diplomats thrown out of countries. That is the complexity.”
Meanwhile, the woman at the centre of the incident is recovering. Engels’ mother Debbie on Friday said: “She is not getting trauma counselling as yet, but she is on the mend.”
The assault charges against Mugabe are set to be discussed in Parliament.
In the meeting of the programming committee on Friday, MPs agreed that the case, along with that of Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana, deserves special attention when Parliament debates gender-based violence this month.
The debate was supposed to have been held last Tuesday but had to be held over because of the motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma.
MPs from across the political spectrum agreed that Manana and Mugabe should be the focal point of their deliberations.
Saturday Star

13 comments:

Lizzy berry aka Mrs Atheist said...

Stories...

Rappakatakata said...

Self defence? What then were her security aides doing as at then? Funny woman.

Theyvid Adebayo said...

Grace,Lie lie lie,why can't she go to the police precinct to report this event if indeed "it was self defense".Trying to turn the table and make the girl look bad.And why would grace beat those boys,aren't they are grown.#Oshisco

Anonymous said...

Will u just shut up. My mother can still beat me if she wants, that's her special privilege. BTW, she must get diplomatic immunity. That's just the way it is.

Miss Ess said...

Like husband like wife, mtchhheeeewwww

Hadey Halaba said...

Olosho got the beating of her life, that's what I see here.

Diplomatic settlement with some level of restrictions for Mrs Mugabe.

Dats all

Anonymous said...

At anonymous, if your mum can still beat you as a grown up, you have been made a tamed fool. As an adult, no silly grown up has the right to touch you.i also believe the level of discipline administered to a child must be checked as well lest it crosses over the line of child abuse. My parents rarely hit us but took the time to effectively communicate and what wonders we turned out to be. For those of you against this, look at your nation Nigeria,corrupt, filled with runs girls all over, liars of another standard and yet you guys were flogged like rabid sheep. True talk if you are not in denial

St.FranKooL.... said...

#Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice*

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:33 your mother still beats you cos u ke on stealing her money and breaking into people's home to steal. You are one of the problems we have in Nigeria, so because your mother gave birth to u means she can beat u as an adult? I am not surprised though cos when politicians steal and give u rice and others insult them, you would say " is it your money? Which tax payers money? Do u pay tax?" Blabla just to defend them

Anonymous said...

You are senseless, how is she olosho or whatever u call it? Even if she is, she doesn't deserve what grace did. White prople will never comment like you cos they know their rights and that's y they are developed, continuing sounding like an idiot in your hole. If she was your sister would u say the same thing?

Shantelle's Empire said...

Well,not surprised. Some 16yr olds read and comment on this blog. That might be the case of anon 8:33.

Okbye#

Oly Benny said...

My thought though. Self defence indeed where there's many security men surrounded you. Liar
Olybekee Amawbia ugbo ogiriga

Nony said...

"Africa my Africa"

That's why you'll remain in the dark for a while yet.

Sanctions on misdemeanours are only for the poor, the rich or powerful go scot-free on a "guaranteed" basis.

Smh....

Lord please strengthen this NGO o! Don't let them back down from trying to get justice for this young woman!!!
Mrs Mugabe is obviously a mad woman... Her track record speaks volumes for her.

Stupid people!!!

More painful is that Zimbabwean media no carry this story chaaaaa!!! And because over 60% live in very rural and underdeveloped areas... Them no know shingbai!!!

Mtcheeeeeeeeeeewww
Abeg I dey vex!!! 😤😤😤

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