‘Grace is a disgrace to Zimbabweans’

Zimbabwean nationals living in South Africa say their first lady Grace Mugabe is a bad example of who Zimbabweans are.

Zimbabwean nationals living in South Africa protest against Grace Mugabe. Picture: Hitekani Magwedze/EWN.

PRETORIA - Zimbabwean nationals living in South Africa say their first lady Grace Mugabe is a bad example of who Zimbabweans are.

They are calling on police to arrest Mugabe following allegations that she assaulted a 20 year old model in Sandton last week.

Dozens of Zimbabweans protested outside the International Relations Department in Pretoria yesterday where the SADC Summit is being held.

Zimbabwean citizens carrying extension cords, the object the first lady apparently used to assault Gabriella Engels, have been demonstrating in Pretoria calling her a disgrace.

One of the citizens, Lawrence Mavhaire, says they want to use the extension cords on Mugabe.

“If the police cannot discipline her then we are prepared to do that, we can give her a piece of her own medicine.”

Mavhaire says she is a disappointment.

“That woman has gone too far, that is not an example of what Zimbabweans do. She’s a disgrace to Zimbabweans and anyone who calls themselves a human being.”

President Robert Mugabe landed in the country earlier than planned to after news of the assault broke.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)