- Mar 26, 2010
Grace Mugabe 'reserves right to press attempted murder charges' - court papers
More at: http://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/grace-mugabes-assault-case-we-wont-be-deterred-afriforum-maintains-20170913Cape Town – AfriForum has reportedly said that it won’t be deterred in its case against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe after she maintained in court papers that the young South African model Gabriella Engels who accused her of assault was the actual aggressor.
According to SABC, AfriForum spokesperson Willie Spies said that it was typical of a criminal to blame the victim for their crime.
"I was not surprised to read that she wrote the statement. And it doesn't change our case at all; for that very reason we believe it is so important that this matter should not be left to politicians to decide, should not be left to her friends to grant her immunity. It should be left to the courts to determine the truth and to make sure that the true events of that evening are determined and that justice runs its course," Spies was quoted as saying.
Reports this week indicated that Grace's representatives had claimed in court papers that Engels, who accused her of assault was the actual aggressor, as she allegedly attacked the first lady with a knife while drunk.