JOHANNESBURG- Afriforum civil rights watchdog announced on Thursday that a court date set in the North Gauteng High Court will hear the case against the granting of diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe by the South African government.
Kallie Kriel speaking at a press conference in Centurion, said the hearing court date is set for the May 10-11.
Grace Mugabe is accused of assaulting model Gabriella Engels and hotel staff in Sandton‚ Johannesburg‚ flew back to Zimbabwe with her husband‚ President Robert Mugabe‚ in August 2017.
Them being allowed to leave, followed high-level discussions in South Africa to grant the Zimbwean first lady diplomatic immunity after her alleged hotel assault.
Engels has alleged she was struck by an electrical extension cord‚ laid assault charges against Grace.
AfriForum then offered to assist Engels in the case‚ they believe they have a strong case to challenge the immunity granted.
If they win next month, Afriforum will ask the prosecution authority to pursue the case for a trial.
If the National Prosecutions Authority decides not to go to trial, they will be ready to go through the private prosecution route.4
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