AfriForum vows to continue fighting for justice

AfriForum vows to continue fighting for justice

Afriforum says it has no intention of backing down following the decision by government to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe's first lady flew back home at the weekend despite facing charges of assault in South Africa. 

AfriForum's Kallie Kriel says they will continue fighting for justice. 

"It is a disgrace that Mugabe received diplomatic immunity. The South African government has let the victim down by deciding to protect somebody that is being accused of a violent crime," says Kriel.

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The first lady is accused of lashing Gabriella Engels on the head with a cord at a hotel in Sandton.

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"We are preparing to take the matter to court and try to set aside the granting of diplomatic immunity. Our legislation do not allow immunity in a case where the crime is serious. This is a serious crime. This is simply the abuse of diplomatic immunity - to make sure that someone is not held accountable due to her position of power," says Kriel.

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