Grace Mugabe could go to trial after diplomatic immunity withdrawn

Grace Mugabe hasn’t had the best start to her week. This comes after the high court overturned her diplomatic immunity on Monday.

Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe can now be brought back to South Africa to stand trial for assaulting South African model Gabriella Engels.

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Monday dissolved the decision by the department of international relations to grant former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s wife diplomatic immunity.

The ruling comes after the court found the granting of immunity was inconsistent with the Constitution.

Due to this recent ruling, Mugabe could now be extradited back to South Africa to face trial for the assault which she admitted to against the model.

The assault case against Engels was brought against Mugabe court by AfriForum, who remain steadfast in their mission to see the former first lady being taken to task for assaulting the model at a Sandton hotel, where her two sons were staying last year.

[Source: The Citizen]

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