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Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, presented herself to South African police and is due to appear before a judge in court on Tuesday after reports she had assaulted a woman in company of her son’s in Johannesburg over the weekend, Vigil360 reports. The 52-year-old Grace, a possible successor to her husband, Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe, was investigated over the incident which left the woman with lacerations on her face and scalp.

South African police minister Fikile Mbalula said Grace Mugabe is due to appear in court on Tuesday, but she’s not under arrest because she cooperated and handed herself over to the police.


The victim simply identified as Gabriella Engels, a 20-year-old model, posted pictures of herself on social media with wounds to her forehead.


Reuters reports that the first lady was traveling on a normal passport. "She was here on business," as diplomatic immunity does not apply.