Articles tagged 'afriforum'

Surprise twist to Grace's assault case 7 October 2017 HARARE - In a surprising twist in the matter involving First Lady Grace Mugabe, the Zimbabwean embassy in South Africa has decided to withdraw from the matter as an intervening party, claiming its lawyer had received threats. The lawyer representing the embassy, Simba Chitando, told the media ...
Opposition petitions SA over Grace immunity 1 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition parties have stepped up their campaign against Grace Mugabe by joining South African groups when they petitioned President Jacob Zuma's government to withdraw diplomatic immunity granted to the first lady which allowed her to avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-y...
Opposition, lawyers turn up heat on SA govt over Grace 25 August 2017 HARARE - South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, faced hostile questions from opposition legislators on Wednesday as he tried to win lawmakers over the controversial decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe which allowed her to return to Harare and avo...
Mugabe sons back in Zim 24 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's two sons, Chatunga and Robert Junior, are back in Zimbabwe for good after sparking a diplomatic furore in neighbouring South Africa last week, the Daily News can report. Both 25-year-old Robert Jnr and his younger sibling, Chatunga, 21, returned home with the...
Grace's immunity is an insult to justice 24 August 2017 EDITOR — The MDC strongly condemns the decision made by the South African Department of International Relations and Cooporation to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity following her savage attack on Gabriella Engels while on a private visit to South Africa recently. We view this partisan app...
Cosatu wants Grace banned in SA 23 August 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe could be banned from ever entering South Africa if that country's powerful trade union federation and opposition groups get their way in their bids to have the decision to grant her diplomatic immunity overturned. Grace was granted diplomatic immunity by the So...
Anger as Grace Mugabe gets away with it 22 August 2017 HARARE - South Africa's decision to grant diplomatic immunity to First Lady Grace Mugabe in the face of accusations of assaulting a young model in Johannesburg has sparked outrage in that country and here in Zimbabwe with activists and the opposition calling on the girl's attorneys to pursue the ...