Robert Mugabe’s wife accused of beating up son’s girlfriend

Robert Mugabe's wife accused of beating up son's girlfriend

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Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe could face legal action after allegedly beating up and injuring a young woman who was partying with her two sons in South Africa.

Gabriella Engels, 20, said she is going to take Mrs Mugabe to court and sent out pictures of a wound in her head which she said was caused by the first lady during the confrontation on Sunday night.

Mrs Mugabe, 52, had been in South Africa for medical treatment but returned home to Harare on Saturday – only to fly back to Johannesburg 24 hours later.

Bulawayo 24 , a Zimbabwe news site, claimed the country’s first lady then attacked Ms Engel with an extension cord after finding her in a hotel with her sons, Robert Jnr, 25,  and Chatunga 21.

Both sons were allegedly unsteady on their feet after a long party.

Writing on Twitter, Ms Engels, a model from Johannesburg, claimed that the first lady attacked her while her guards looked on and did nothing to help her.

“What is a girl compared to a women beating you and 10+ body guards standing back leaving her to do this s***,” she wrote.

“She split my head open in 3 places with an extension cord and used the plug to hit me,” she added.

Gabrielle’s mother Debbie Engels has said via social media that she is going to the police to lay charges of assault against Mrs Mugabe.

Mrs Mugabe’s spokesperson has not commented on the incident.

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