#GraceMugabe: Zimbabweans in SA hope justice will finally be served

Grace Mugabe who is currently in the country is facing criminal charges after she allegedly assaulted 20-year-old Gabriella Engels in a Sandton hotel on Sunday.

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - As the Department of International Relations (Dirco) (Dirco) remains mum on whether or not it will be granting Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity, some Zimbabweans living in South Africa have told EWN they are hoping justice will finally be served.

Mugabe who is currently in the country is facing criminal charges after she allegedly assaulted 20-year-old Gabriella Engels in a Sandton hotel on Sunday.

Since the International Relations Department confirmed that it had received communication from the Zimbabwean government invoking diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe, there has been no further communication from Dirco on a decision.

A student who has been living in Zimbabwe for four years says a conviction for Mugabe could serve as justice for all the other crimes she's committed in Zimbabwe and other parts of the world.

“The Mugabe family is used to actually doing things and not having anything done to them so in Zimbabwe they can do whatever they want.”

Another man thinks diplomatic immunity for Mugabe is imminent.

“Because of the power Mugabe has and maintaining relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe.”

The Police Ministry says it will not be arresting Mugabe until it receives an official indication from Dirco.