Zim embassy pulls out of GraceMugabe immunity case

Oct 6th, 2017 Video360 530 Views

PRETORIA: The North Gauteng High Court on Friday ordered that the Zimbabwean embassy should file an affidavit in seven days stating whether or not they are representing Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old South African model.

Acting Judge Harshila Koovertjie made the order in a matter in which Gabriella Engels and Afriforum are asking the court to set aside Mugabe’s diplomatic immunity from prosecution.
 
Afriform has also been given seven days to respond to an affidavit by the Zimbabwean embassy.

Then the matter will be argued again in the opposed motion court.

In a suprising turn of events, the Zimbabwean embassy decided to withdraw from the matter citing that their legal representative had received threats. 

 Legal representative for the Zimbabwean Embassy Advocate Simba Chitando explaining why they are withdrawing from the matter. Video by: Brenda Masislela/ANA