Former Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe Under South Africa Police Arrest Warrant

Former Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe Under South Africa Police Arrest Warrant

|AIWA! NO!|South Africa issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe over an alleged assault of a model in Johannesburg last year, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

After the alleged beating with an electric cable came to light in August 2017, the South African government granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

That immunity was overturned by a South African court this year after the alleged victim, Gabriella Engels, challenged the decision.

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It will be hard for democratic countries to embrace Mnangagwa as someone different to Mugabe

It will be hard for democratic countries to embrace Mnangagwa as someone different to Mugabe

When Robert Mugabe was removed from power in the November 2017 coup I wrote that whilst a tyrant had been removed, we had yet to remove a tyranny.
Emmerson Mnangagwa impressed me with his rhetoric when he took over as president. He spoke of a commitment to democracy, a zero tolerance to corruption, being open for business and that he would ensure free, fair and credible elections.

I was so impressed that I expressed the hope that he would be a Gorbachev rather than a Milosevic in a New Year’s message.

In the eight months since taking power the gulf between Mr Mnangagwa’s rhetoric and action has become increasingly apparent. And in the realm of democracy and the holding of credible elections, he has been found wanting.

He appointed an overtly partisan judge to head the Electoral Commission in February and since then the Commission has committed serial breaches of the Constitution and Electoral Act. Continue reading It will be hard for democratic countries to embrace Mnangagwa as someone different to Mugabe