'Red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe leaving South Africa

Mrs Mugabe is accused of whipping Gabriella Engels with an electric extension cable

Questions about Mugabe's location also stirred confusion as, at one point, it was believed that the first lady had travelled back to Zimbabwe after the assault.

All week, the image of the gash on the 20-year-old's forehead has circulated on social media, newspapers and news channels.

Ms Engels lodged a complaint with the police on Monday, following which Ms Mugabe was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon.

Mugabe's whereabouts are unknown, and South African Police Minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters that the country implemented a "red alert" for her at its borders.

Her 93-year-old husband, President Robert Mugabe, is also in South Africa for a regional summit, complicating the diplomatic dilemma confronting Pretoria. She bore him children and, after the death of his first wife, Grace and the president married in 1996.

"At least now I can sleep a little more peaceful knowing I have people in my corner that is gonna help me fight to get justice for my daughter", she said. She paid the victims $1,300 each, according to local media. She claims the first lady's bodyguards stood by and watched as Mugabe attacked her.

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Cape Town - The African Union Commission's former chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has reportedly said that women are capable leaders, adding that "the bahaviour of one woman should not be allowed to taint all women". Robert now spends much of his time overseas receiving medical treatment, sometimes going off the grid for weeks at a time with subordinates unable to account for his whereabouts.

South Africa has a hard relationship with its northern neighbour.

Mugabe is expected to attend a Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting underway in Pretoria, as well as attend to "personal matters", the Police ministry previously said.

South Africa, which is home to an estimated 3 million Zimbabweans, has been powerless to prevent its northern neighbour's economic and political decline over the last two decades.

However, the current delays and previous events with Al Bashir mean it is imperative that South Africa be assured that Grace Mugabe will not flee the country in order to evade justice. But Ms Mugabe failed to show at the Wynburg Magistrates Court and has not been seen in public since, although the South African authorities insist she is still in the country. That would forestall any legal challenges being launched against the immunity.

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