Grace Mugabe forced out of South African hotel

August 14, 2017
| Report Focus News

First Lady, Grace Mugabe was forced out of a plush hotel in Sandton, South Africa after she attacked a young model who was with her son, Chatunga.

Garnett Basson‚ CEO of The Capital hotel group‚ where the assault took place‚ said there was an incident that prompted management to ask guests to leave the hotel.

“What happened in the hotel room‚ I don’t have a comment on … I can’t disclose the name. We did have guests removed from the premises due to a scenario where we thought it was not good for them to stay there.

“It was almost a forceful exit‚ but it wasn’t. It was a decent exit after about a half an hour of discussions.

The model, Gabriella Engels‚ 20‚ is furious. “We were chilling in a hotel room‚ and they were in the room next door‚” Engels said.

“She came in and started hitting us. The front of my forehead is busted open. I’m a model and I make my money based on my looks‚” she told The Times.

Engels said Grace Mugabe proceeded to beat her and two of her friends with an extension chord‚ while the two sons ran away and the Mugabe bodyguards looked on.

She said she suffered gashes to her forehead and scalp.

Engels said she went to the nearest police station on Sunday night‚ but was shown away by the police officer on duty‚ who told her to first seek medical attention.

Gabriella’s mother‚ Debbie‚ said they were going to the police station to open an assault case on Grace Mugabe.