South Africa Police Refuses to Release Zimbabwe first Lady Grace Mugabe, Holds Her in Custody


The police ministry in South Africa has denied claims that Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has left the country. The ministry confirmed that Grace is still in their custody.

The ministry in a statement said: “The suspect lawyers and her government representatives made verbal representations to SAPS investigators that the suspect wished to invoke diplomatic immunity cover and thus she elected to change her mind about the warning statement.”

News24 reported on Tuesday that Mugabe had made arrangements that she would hand herself over to police at 10am after she had reportedly assaulted a woman at a hotel. She is expected to attend the SADC Heads of States/Governments Summit and Bi-lateral Diplomatic Meetings already underway in Pretoria.

“Discussions with the suspect’s lawyers and the Zimbabwean High Commission representatives are taking place to make sure that the suspects is processed through the legal system,” the ministry said.

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