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Joburg woman claims she was assaulted by Grace Mugabe after visiting her sons in hotel

By Jan Bornman

A Johannesburg woman has claimed she was assaulted by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s wife‚ Grace.

Gabriella Engels claimed on Monday that she was assaulted by Grace Mugabe following an altercation at a Sandton hotel at about 9pm on Sunday night.
Gabriella Engels claimed on Monday that she was assaulted by Grace Mugabe following an altercation at a Sandton hotel at about 9pm on Sunday night.

Gabriella Engels‚ 20‚ claimed she was assaulted by Mugabe’s wife at a Sandton‚ Johannesburg‚ hotel around 9pm on Sunday night after she went to visit the Zimbabwean president’s two sons.

“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 said.

She 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. TimesLIVE has seen images of the injuries.

“What is a girl compared to a woman beating you and 10+ bodyguards standing back‚ leaving her to do this sh*t‚” she tweeted about the incident.

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 Monday.

“When she got home [on Sunday] I was already sleeping. She was in so much shock‚ she couldn’t tell me what happened‚” Debbie said.

“I rushed her to the hospital to get stitches and when she eventually calmed down‚ she told me she was assaulted by Mugabe’s wife‚” she said.

Calls and a Facebook message to Mugabe’s spokesperson‚ George Charamba‚ went unanswered on Monday‚ while Mugabe’s one son‚ Chatunga Bellarmine‚ also didn’t respond to messages on Facebook.

Zimbabwean news has reported that Grace was in South Africa for treatment following a “freak accident” in which she injured her right ankle.

Garnet Basson‚ CEO of The Capital hotel group‚ where the alleged 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.” TimesLive

  • Grace anoita kunge munhu arikumhanya race

  • Kkkkkkkkkkklkklklkkl

  • And so now then what

    • If your child is beaten up to that extent…will we hear u saying what u just said…👀

    • I would pray for my enemies instead of publishing the matter cause are you going to get anything out of it by this action no we pay back by doing good thats how we react and they is always two sides to the story there is no fire without smoke but through it all we do everything out of love

      • Tindo

        If your child is beaten up to that extent…will we hear u saying what u just said…👀

  • Kudazvinhu muchinyanya..

  • So bahlala kuhotel eSandton?

  • Other things aside, those two lads have a real fine taste for chicks. Even their angry mother have to admit that.

    • no its just tht women have real fine taste fo easy money.

    • Lol tsungai you killed it bruh

      • Blogstalker62

        No he didn’t! The First lady of a neighbouring country thinks she can commit violence in SA with impunity. Are you OK with this?

    • Kkkkk they just want money as long as pane mari zvinoita

    • Inyika yacho. Pavakadzi number one

    • its just like her situation with mugabe can. we say its mugabe who has gud choice or its her who just wanted the lifestyle

    • Blogstalker62

      Mate, a young woman was beaten up by the wife of the PResident of Zimbabwe, and that is all you have to say?

  • using taxpayers money to live in 5star hotels instead of just getting n apartment…maybe mphoko should move back to the hotel also

  • BS

  • What werebu looking for she is the boys’smom u jus wanted to hev something to say busy gosiping u are stupid also birds of the same feathers flok together

    • correct your english, its flock, not ‘flok’, plus it’s gossipping, not ‘gosiping’

    • Lol

    • Sory hako chiy mazuwan vanh takungo ita inonzi short ct pachirungu zvese ndozviziva chakakosha kunzwa zvataurwa chet

    • Kkkkk aaah vamwe vanhu sooo haya vana victor busy kuda kutsikinyidza kuzvikoro pasina nebasa munhu mukuru srs ungatoita kuteedza macoment evanhu muchitarisa tumaspeling kunge patowapachikoro unopenga ukurarama nyika ipi yakapusa kudaro chanjamuka mhani iwe kutisembura

    • Victor warwadziwa neiko iwe…kana uchida kuita teacher uende ku mateacher’s college mhani garo rako iwe

    • Victor is not wrong your English is very poor, just use Shona if you are not good with English

    • Blogstalker62

      The boys are both men, both known for living a playboy lifestyle, and both with with more power and authority than they deserve. No woman should be subjected to this violence.

    • Hiiiii anaTadias tibvirepo ndozvaungaswerotsvagana nazvopafacebk pano ungazvipedza iwe indaaa so muchiita kunge makasunikwa imimi hazvidi varume mhani tunhongwa tusinabasa kungevakadzi even kusecondary chaiko chirungu chaitosiyana nechikuprimary tsvagai kwekunoshandisira madegree enyu kwete pano hamubhadharwe spelling kuprimary chaiko makangwarira pasina hazvidi pamunhurume

    • But I don’t see any problem with Prog Matamb’s English, thse are just short cuts but otherwise the grammar is fine plus zvirikunzikwa wani kuti arikuda kutii. Prog they are impostors those guys don’t pay any attention to them.

    • Ini hangu chokwadi comment iyi ndaiverenga from left to right then right to left but ndatadza kuita understand kuti parikuda kunzii. Next time please comment in shona coz your style of writing stresses our brains.

    • from English to Engrish

    • Kana wangawakatarisira zvako zvawaida iwewe ungainzwisisa sei wakapusa hugoni kupatsanura zvinhu kungwarira paduri sehuku unoti pano panopiwa mamarks kutoita basabasa nezvisina musoroi

    • Kkkk rudo mweya wepride ngauukusiye nezita rajesu iwo mawords 2 aitwa shrtct watobva watadza kutonzwa zvirikurehwa ipapa kkkk hayasi ndakambonzwa pastor vachiti kana zvamubata anonzwa achirwadziwa nemumwe munhu waasingazive uye waasingambofi akazosangana naye gadzirisai kahunhu kekuda kudzikisira nekapride kanozogadzira godo mukat ukadaro wabatsirika

    • Prog I’m sorry but I also failed to understand your comment maybe you should try to elucidate your comments

    • Nyora neShona iwe tikunzwisise.

  • Kudazvinhu wanzwa bhata, waiitei mumba mevana

  • B****s always fight so who cares?

  • Moto

    Thinks she’s another mother of dragons…

  • Skindo

    mentality of a fellow slag..blames the girl

  • Kakakaura kasikana ikaka…kachinyanya kuda zvinhu…hapana mai vanoda muroora wemapoto…she has got the right to fight for her sons…kuzvara kunorwadza ..kurera kuchizorwadza futi worse

    • This is mzansi wait and see. Kaita mari kamusikana aka. Women’s month. Akuitwe izvozvo

    • Kana vachibata veAnc kuzoti. Mutemo unoshanda kune dzimwe nyika

    • Vana vashungurudza mai ,baba zvavakanyepa kuti mai vakanorapwa gumbo reketsikwa riya wani

    • Ngava dealer nevana vavo….havana rigt yekurova mwana wemumwe

    • Batai munhu!!

    • Akadii kurova vana vake musikana anemhosva yei

    • Ukaona uchisupporter hunhu hwakadai ziva kuti wakafumukawo saDr Amai. Who is she to assault another person’s child? She must be arrested, this is Mzansi!

    • Shez immune and untouchable…she has the right to defend her sons

    • Not in South Africa George.

    • Kana South yacho ichida hondo neZimbabwe ngaisunge mai vedu iwone….

  • Rohwa futi unonyanya kuda zvakaora sehonye. Zimboz are suffering iwe urikubatsira kudya mari yenyika

  • Heyo G40 yenyu iya. Led by fools. Team yacho yese dzungu

  • KANGOMA KARISISI

  • Diamond chete rakacheka apo

  • Vafanha vakuita chihure

  • Nyaya dzacho dzakusvota,let’s simply ignore their private life!Vanhuwo sevamwe&vachangofa semunhu wese.But now kana takuswero vateverera can’t you see kutopembedza vanhu?To me its boring by day,just like mipikicha yeMasvingo iya.Let them spend money,inguva yavo but nhasi Shuvai atisiya kureva pasi idandaro

  • Gymbunny

    Why temper with her son’s girlfriends? stupid woman, naizvo zvivana zvacho, you can’t protect your girls from your mom?

  • This Grace chikara chawanda mudhara haacharove zvinhu now she gets cheeky to everyone

  • Fight yejoki

  • Arrest the small house

  • Twanetsawo tuvanhu itwotwo kunge twengozi zuro ndizuro kuita misvetu mota dzaaridzi

  • The Whole first lady izvi zvakukusvodesa manje !

  • Nyaya yacho yatotsvuka muto pa Mzansi apa pane yavari kurwisana nayo ya minister haa mai vanyadzisa

  • yero bhoni iyo inogona iri size na mai vemunhu kungoti chete mai vaakushatiswa nekugara vakagumbuka

  • Siyanai nevana avo man

    • It’s not about vana…it’s about the mother…..go with the flow or else go back to the story and re-read

  • Ma first lady emazuvano. What is she teaching the young….kuti violence is the only solution. Can she grow up already and act like a first lady. This proves that she had no qualities of being a first lady….more like mukadzi ari pa barika to me. Sally Mugabe is forever missed

    • Yu cn neva compare Grace to Sally,the whole nation still feels the loss she was indeed a mother to Zimbabwe

    • Grace learnt from the best-her husband he taught her that violence is the only way to get a message through

    • Beat the prostitute

  • Akanzwa butter.

  • Ndagura Muzukuru

    Now we Know WHY Gushungo leaves the disciplinary actions to Mazowe Crush ! Kikiki.

    • Grace Jones

      But you forget word on the streets of Harare is that Mugabe himself is regularly beaten

  • Skindo

    You see the bush mentality of your future president. She assaults this girl..as she doesn’t want her fraternising with her son. Chatunga should then ask Grace for sex instead since she assaulted and chased his girlfriend away.

  • Akamama

  • Wakamama maningi…….. exploiting our tax payers money….

  • Stop posting these silly stories about this birch and her naughty spoiled brats

  • My mother would have done the same.

    • Tindo

      Daii akarohwawo na mbuya Bona achiri mu typing pool .

  • Victor Chiyangwa we know you are eloquent but Prog Matamb is shortening words not that he is failing go to teachers college this is Facebok

  • She must open a case against her she must know this is SouthAfrica not Zimbabwe yavanotonga kuno tinoti #NoViolenceagainstWomen kutokuvadza mwana wevanhu kudaro vakadii kuranga vavo vana

  • akadi kurova wake vana

  • At least it shows kut they not gay….lol

  • MMMMMM,ZVAKAOMA

  • Kaishanya kuti zvadii kanzenza kemunhu

  • thts wat u get for wasting ZIMBABWE dirty money

  • Yekedero

  • She likes things. Thats the high life for u cuts and all

  • Munhu ngaarohwe kkkk

  • Amai vakagona kanoda chii kuvana kahure kakanya.

  • gold digger tomamisa..wakanyangira pasiripo amainini

  • kkkkkkk

  • Oh

  • It was on news kuetv today

  • Zvinonyadza izvi iwe grace.

  • Zvakutosvota zvinyaya zvevanhu ava

  • You were beaten um thats better we use to execute ask Bona what we did to Sam

  • Kakapihwa zvinhu zvako kasikana aka kachinyanya .ngakadzikame apa. Kanosvoresa rudzi kutsvaka varume kunge imbwa yapfumvura.nxaa.Sando dzavo first lady ndoozvinoita mai vasingadi nzenza

  • Skindo

    DR Fongo is in perennial anger..Bob is taking too long to die..she wants her freedom.
    The last time she got some was in 2014..bodyguard got killed for his efforts.
    She wants to go back to the old Gire well known for her bedroom antics. But allas Bob just wont crock. Maybe she should have put the poison in his soup instead of lacoste’s icecream.

  • Tsek sando supporting nonsense

  • Kkkkkkkkk

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs kune physiological needs of which sex and the need to be loved fall under that category, if grace claims to be a doctor she must know that, her son is old enough to have a girlfriend of his own choice

  • Grace anongokwana kwana kwana pese pese mhepo ngasungwe

  • Mai stop it vakanyanya kkkkkk

    #simz

  • Lol

  • Ngaendese vana kudzinza ravo zvinopera shame

  • Hakuna first lady akadaro

  • Gore rino Tinonyadziswa chete

  • Kkkkkkkk zvipiko kwaa zvaiwana gwarati

  • Dr. Disgrace Mugabe

  • Why a thy staying in SA aftr all

  • What a slat!

  • Taura hako

  • Y she can’t tell us the real reason behind the assault.

  • Bornfree

    Everywhere she goes she is a disGrace… she wants to fuck her sons or what?
    Like the war vets leader said ‘discipline your sons first’

  • visiting or whoring, which is which here?

  • Report the incident police can only handle reported crimes.

  • Violence is the Zanu Pf way,don’t try to act surprised,musanyepere kuzungaira.

  • Imagine a first lady to stood so low. It is a shame and a pity.

  • All South African hotels should ban these savages, don’t take them in. I wonder which university is hosting then. Pathetic!!

  • Grace ari right.Kuzvara kunorwadza.Its her own way .

    • cineaste

      Saka worova mwana wemumwe…why not beat her own children…vake zvinhubu zvega zvega

  • ziwai zvenyu

  • Pondai mai bona mhanyai musapa vamwe chimuti che relay ndechenyu kkkkkk

  • cineaste

    Why are her braindead sons even allowed to stay in SA anymore…ngavaende ka kunaana Singapore…tossers