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Grace Mugabe avoids assault charges in South Africa

Grace Mugabe avoids assault charges in South Africa
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By Tokunbo Salako with REUTERS
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Zimbabwe's first lady has returned home after being granted diplomatic immunity

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Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has escaped answering asault charges in South Africa after being granted diplomatic immunity.

She arrived back in Harare early on Sunday morning.

Department of International Relations confirms Nkoana-Mashabane has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity https://t.co/fk1GA8izlopic.twitter.com/aRx8JijwQT

— City Press Online (@City_Press) August 20, 2017

Mugabe, 52, was accused of attacking 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels after finding her in a room with her two sons at an upmarket Johannesburg hotel.

The model’s mother claimed she required more a dozen stitches for her head wounds.

Some Anti-Grace Mugabe protesters at #SADCsummit in #SouthAfricapic.twitter.com/L4aPg6zv1L

— harumutasa/aljazeera (@harumutasa) August 19, 2017

The case has sparked fierce debate in South Africa with the opposition Democratic Alliance calling for a parliamentary inquiry, especially as August has been
designated Women’s Month to highlight concerns around gender violence and abuse.

Make what you will of this #GraceMugabe & #Zuma dance last Weds. pic.twitter.com/s6L2nTUbpg

— Dan Moyane (@danmoyane) August 20, 2017

[ICYMI] Today’s #eNCAcartoon. #GraceMugabe. Find more cartoons here >> https://t.co/KUh2BsdVhwpic.twitter.com/lTj5zDjvgS

— eNCA (@eNCA) August 17, 2017

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