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A look at Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assault

2017-08-20 16:00

A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband.

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See pictures from the opening on the Southern African Development Community summit in Pretoria this weekend where protesters from different regional countries demonstrated.

See pictures from the opening on the Southern African Development Community summit in Pretoria this weekend where protesters from different regional countries demonstrated.

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BREAKING: Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe despite assault claim

2017-08-20 08:05

Zimbabwean state media say the wife of President Robert Mugabe has returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg.

Lesotho's Thabane, 78, tells SADC summit he's getting married 'again'

2017-08-19 14:36

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane, 78, has interrupted the programme of the Southern African Development Community summit to make an "important announcement", saying he’s getting married again.

No Grace Mugabe as SADC summit opens in Pretoria

2017-08-19 11:52

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe was not among the first spouses that arrived a few minutes ahead of the opening of the Southern African Development Community summit in Pretoria.

Grace Mugabe due at SADC summit after assault claim

2017-08-19 09:00

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is seeking diplomatic immunity for an alleged assault in South Africa last weekend, is due to attend a regional leaders' summit in Pretoria on Saturday.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Kenya

2017-08-18 19:28

Ex-AU commission's chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has hinted that Grace Mugabe must face the law over assault charges, and UN says more than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides.

Zambia threatens to shut down private centres over compulsory HIV testing policy

2017-08-18 17:09

The Zambian health ministry has threatened to shut down private health centres that refuse to implement a recently announced government policy of compulsory HIV and Aids testing, says a report.

Dlamini-Zuma on Grace Mugabe incident: The law must take its course

2017-08-18 11:06

The AU 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.

A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assault

2017-08-17 20:04

A look at Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting 20-year-old South African model.

 

LATEST: Zim President Mugabe, wife Grace snub state funeral

2017-08-20 14:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are not attending a state funeral in Harare after their return from Johannesburg, where the first lady faced calls for prosecution for allegedly assaulting a woman

'It's regrettable SA decided to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity'

2017-08-20 12:24

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party has described First Lady Grace Mugabe as a "disgrace", adding that it is "regrettable that South African authorities decided not to prosecute her after she severely assaulted a 20 year-old model".

Zimbabwe declares holiday on Mugabe's birthday

2017-08-20 07:00

Zimbabwe has declared President Robert Mugabe's birthday on February 21 a national holiday, a state daily reports, honouring the veteran politician in power since 1980 who opponents accuse of brutal repression and devastating the economy.

Maimane: I'll only agree to meet with Zambia's Lungu if he commits to democracy

2017-08-19 13:00

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has said that his party will not meet with Zambian leader Edgar Lungu until he commits to democracy.

Lungu 'summons' DA, EFF over 'interference' in Zambian politics

2017-08-19 10:45

Zambian president Edgar Lungu has "summoned" the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters to explain their concerns about Zambia to him.

Mugabe, wife Grace set to be in the spotlight as SADC summit begins in Pretoria

2017-08-19 07:20

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are set to be in the spotlight during the 37th SADC summit this weekend in Pretoria following allegations by a model that Grace assaulted her.

SA mulls Grace Mugabe's immunity claim

2017-08-18 19:28

South African officials are considering whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe over her alleged assault on 20-year-old model in a Johannesburg hotel.

Zim's first lady Grace Mugabe remains out of sight amid assault claims

2017-08-18 12:30

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has remained out of sight, several days after a young model claimed Grace Mugabe whipped her with an extension cord in a luxury hotel in South Africa.

Top Africa stories: Zuma, Grace Mugabe, DRC

2017-08-18 06:02

President Robert Mugabe has arrived in SA for a SADC summit amid controversy around his wife Grace, and President Jacob Zuma is set to take over the rotating chairmanship of SADC.

Zuma to take over SADC chairmanship from Swaziland's Mswati III

2017-08-17 14:31

President Jacob Zuma, will this weekend take over the rotating chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community from Swaziland's King Mswati III.

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