Warrant of arrest for Grace Mugabe issued – AfriForum

By Paul Richardson

(Bloomberg) – South African authorities issued a warrant of arrest for Grace Mugabe, the wife of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, civil rights organisation AfriForum said.

A charge of assault was laid against Grace Mugabe in South Africa last year, after local media including the Star newspaper reported that she assaulted a woman at a hotel in Johannesburg. While she agreed to hand herself over to police, she failed do to so, the police said at the time.

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South Africa’s High Court in July set aside a decision by the Department of International Affairs to grant Mugabe diplomatic immunity. That court ruling “paved the way for the police to investigate and it has now reached a point where an arrest can be made,” AfriForum Chief Executive Kallie Kriel said Wednesday in an emailed statement.