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Court sets aside decision to grant Grace Mugabe immunity


The South Gauteng High Court on Monday set aside a decision by the department of international relations to grant former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

Judge Bashier Vally set aside the decision by former international relations and cooperation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Vally said Nkoana-Mashabane's decision had been inconsistent with provisions in the constitution.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/af...side-decision-to-grant-grace-mugabe-immunity/
 
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It would be 'unwise' for Grace Mugabe to visit SA again, say legal experts

It would be "unwise" for former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to enter South Africa again.

This is the view of Nicole Fritz, executive director of Freedom Under Law.
Fritz told News24 on Monday that the South Gauteng High Court's ruling to set aside the Department of International Relations decision to grant Mugabe diplomatic immunity in August last year, set a precedent that people who have status and influence can't visit South Africa "with impunity".

"It is a huge victory for us," Fritz said.

The decision to grant Mugabe diplomatic immunity was taken by former minister of international relations and cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane after Mugabe allegedly assaulted Gabriella Engels in a luxury hotel in Sandton in August last year.

Lobby group AfriForum and the DA challenged the department's decision. Freedom Under Law was listed as a friend of the court in the case.

According to Dr Llewellyn Curlewis, senior lecturer in criminal and procedural law at the University of Pretoria, the court's decision paves the way for Mugabe to be prosecuted.

"This can be done by either the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) or, should the NPA for whatever reason decide not to prosecute, by the alleged victim (Engels) or her representative.”
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...-to-visit-sa-again-say-legal-experts-20180730
 

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.Sisulu: SA govt won't appeal Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity ruling

PRETORIA - If she visits South Africa, former Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe could face police questioning about allegedly beating a young woman she found in her son’s hotel room.

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the South African government will not be appealing a High Court ruling which overturned the decision to extend diplomatic immunity to Mugabe..
More at : http://amp.ewn.co.za/2018/08/03/sisulu-sa-govt-won-t-appeal-grace-mugabe-diplomatic-immunity-ruling
 

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Grace Mugabe's alleged assault victim 'pressured' to drop charges

One of the sons of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has allegedly been pressuring Gabriella Engels to drop the charges against his mother. Engels is the Joburg model who filed assault charges against the country’s former first lady Grace Mugabe last year.
AfriForum represents Engels in the high-profile case.
“We were contacted by Gabriella Engels informing us that one of Mrs Mugabe’s sons in South Africa contacted her and tried to convince her not to go ahead with the case.
More at: https://www.iol.co.za/the-star/news...ult-victim-pressured-to-drop-charges-17550708
 

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Will Grace Mugabe stand trial for beating model in SA?

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has applied to have Grace Mugabe extradited to South Africa, according to a lobby group that is representing the model allegedly beaten by Zimbabwe's former first lady.

Grace Mugabe is alleged to have assaulted and seriously injured Gabriella Engels, a Johannesburg model, with a power extension cord in 2017.

Comment from the NPA has not yet been obtained. AfriForum said the NPA’s decision follows the South Gauteng High Court’s ruling last year that the decision by then-minister of international relations and cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity should be set aside.
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...e-mugabe-stand-trial-for-beating-model-in-sa/
 
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