Pistorius prosecutor takes up case against Grace Mugabe
Thursday August 17 2017
South African model Gabriella Engels (right), allegedly assaulted by Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe, and her mother Debbie Engels during a press conference on August 17, 2017. PHOTO | PETER DUBE | NMG
Gerrie Nel says he is concerned over the possibility of political interference in the prosecution of the case.
Ms Engels, a model, laid criminal charges against the 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe on Monday after she allegedly hit her with an electrical cord in a Sandton hotel on Sunday. The model said she suffered deep cuts to her forehead and the back of her head.
Mrs Mugabe has since invoked diplomatic immunity to avoid prosecution.