Grace Mugabe's alleged victim in bid to annul immunity

| Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 4:00pm

 

 

The woman who has accused Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe of assaulting her has mounted a legal challenge against the South African government for giving her diplomatic immunity.

Gabriella Engels said in court papers she has filed that a head of state, let alone a first lady, failed to qualify for immunity when accused of a serious crime.

Mrs Mugabe left South Africa on Sunday.

She has not commented on Ms Engels' allegation.

The South African Police Service investigated the alleged assault, which took place on 13 August.

But they failed to charge the first lady after President Robert Mugabe's government claimed diplomatic immunity on her behalf.

SOURCE: BBC NEWS



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