Wife of Zimbabwe President, Grace Mugabe on Tuesday surrendered herself to the police after being accused of assault on a young woman in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Recall that an incident allegedly took place at a hotel in Johannesburg’s on Sunday where one Gabriella Engels, 20, claimed that Zimbabwe’s first lady, 52, assaulted her when she visited two of the Mugabe sons at the hotel.
South Africa’s national police minister, Fikile Mbalula, confirmed on Tuesday that the Zimbabwean first lady had, “handed herself over” to police and was due in court on Tuesday afternoon, South African news site eNCA reported.
Prior to Grace Mugabe handing herself in, South African officials had condemned the incident and said that law enforcement would investigate and arrest her if necessary.
“No one has a right to abuse women irrespective of situations they find themselves in. People of Grace’s caliber were supposed to live an exemplary life and be a role model to inspire young women,” said Gauteng Community Safety chief Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, in a statement reported by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
In a statement reported by the South African Broadcasting Corporation, the Gauteng community Safety chief, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane said, “We hope that it will send a strong message to all leaders who abuse their power and assault innocent people in our country,”
According to BBC, Zimbabwe’s Information Minister, Christopher, said Grace Mugabe has not commented publicly on the allegations.