Lobby group Afriforum has confirmed that a warrant of arrest has been issued for former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe for her alleged assault of South African model Gabriella Engels.

In July, AfriForum won a High Court application to review and set aside the government’s decision to grant Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

Mugabe allegedly assaulted Engels at a hotel in Johannesburg in August last year. The former Zimbabwean first lady claimed that she was acting in self-defence.

AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel says they are determined to ensure that no one is above the law.

“She can be extradited to South Africa if need be, but let’s I think it would be in her own interest to get this case behind her and take the opportunity in court to state the case. So, there is now a warrant of arrest but of course, if she decides not to come to the country then I’m sure there are processes that will be followed to get her here.”

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