PRETORIA – Protesters have clashed with police outside the SADC Summit venue in Pretoria.
The SADC Democracy Forum is calling on South Africa to set an example in its handling of the Grace Mugabe issue.
Citizens from Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo are there protesting against their respective heads of state just a kilometer away from the department.
Zimbabwean citizens are calling on their First Lady Grace Mugabe to be arrested.
“She is a disgrace, Grace Mugabe is a disgrace.”
Mugabe, who is currently in the country, is facing criminal charges after she allegedly assaulted 20-year-old Gabriella Engels in a Sandton hotel on Sunday.
Since the International Relations Department confirmed that it had received communication from the Zimbabwean government invoking diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe, there has been no further communication from the department on a decision.
The Police Ministry says it will not be arresting Mugabe until it receives an official indication from Dirco.