The South African government is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a government source said on Friday.
For heads of state & their spouses the immunity applies at all times when the heads of state are in office! https://t.co/21JBR23xUx
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) August 18, 2017
Earlier this week Gabrielle Engels laid criminal charges against Mugabe, after claiming Mugabe assaulted her when she found her with her sons at a flat in Sandton.
Engels had a huge bandage on her forehead where Mugabe allegedly hit her with an electric plug. Images of her showing a gash on her head have been circulating on social media.
On Thursday Advocate Gerrie Nel said that would be representing her in her bid for justice.
Source-Reuters and IOL