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‘Red alert’ for Grace Mugabe at SA borders – Fikile Mbalula

By Alex Mitchley, News24

Pretoria – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday said that police have put out a “red alert” at South African borders for Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, in case she attempted to leave the country.

Minister of police, Fikile Mbalula
Minister of police, Fikile Mbalula

Speaking at the sidelines of an indaba on gender based violence, Mbalula said security measures have been put at the borders, however, she had not made any attempts to leave. Matters involving her diplomatic immunity still needed to be resolved.

“We, in terms of South African Police, already put tabs in the borders in relation to her leaving the country, so there is no question about that,” said Mbalula.

“So tabs have been put, a red alert has been put, so she is not somebody who has been running away,” he said.

Mugabe has been accused of assaulting South African model Gabriella Engels at a Sandton hotel last weekend.

She was visiting her sons on Sunday when she reportedly stormed into their room and assaulted Engels, who she accused of living with her sons – who are both in their 20s and live in Johannesburg.

Mugabe allegedly assaulted Engels with an electric cord in the face and head. The model sustained serious injuries and has since laid a charge of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The police ministry had previously announced that Mugabe would be appearing in court to answer for the charges but she never pitched.

It was also reported that she would hand herself over to police to give a warning statement, this also never happened.

In a subsequent press release the ministry said her lawyers and government representatives made verbal representations to SAPS investigators that the suspect wished to invoke diplomatic immunity cover and she elected to change her mind about the warning statement.

‘Nothing will just be left’

Mbalula said since the matter was now in the hands of Dirco.

“There has been an exchange since the day I announced she would appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court, which was an agreement, she didn’t appear up until the point now, where issues of immunity must be attended to.”

Mbalula added that, had it been someone else facing such allegations, they could have already moved on the person in terms of the issues.

“Anyone that comes to South Africa must know we are a constitutional state and a law state and nothing will just be left.”

It has been reported that President Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa two days early for the 37th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit.

  • Does she use borders or airports?

    • You are clever than Mbarure

    • Airports also have boarder control if they are use for international travelling.

    • gwindingwirineshumbainoruma

      Border zvinongoreva paunopindira imwe nyika for e.g. Airport,Seaport,etc

    • An airport is boardered to. You must see for yourself or watch cbs reality

    • Kkkkkkk ayas results of using bus your entire life

    • Airports,seaports are part of boarders and customs control sir

    • Talkmore please Talkless

    • Ndaenda ku profile he comes from masvingo.case closed 😂😂😂

    • No comment..

    • Mai vavepama 1,vanowacha chete.I South afrika iyi,not Zim yavanoita madiro ajojina vachiuraya vanhu se huku

    • Mai vavepama 1,vanowacha chete.I South afrika iyi,not Zim yavanoita madiro ajojina vachiuraya vanhu se huku

    • Jana Sarudzayi, I am also from Masvingo.Now go to my profile and see if you can close the case the same way.Egotistical and stereotypical.

    • He might not know the extend of of application of immigration terms in the same law, but he is from National University of Science and Technology.Now that speaks volumes about the significance of what knows as opposed to these cheap stereo types which you guys keep creating.

    • Tinashe rega ndimboona profile yako ndione kuti ishuwa here kuti wekuMasvingo mabhambi. I grew up being told that Masvingo is full of lunatics kkkkk.

    • Tinashe Rudhumbu, I checked your prifile, I don’t think you are 100% from Masvingo. Maybe half Masvingo half Manyika. I saw some Masvingo traces though, like playing soccer in a golf course kkkk

    • Its called footgolf and its advanced.Uneducated.You are very well behind in the modern world.We play up to 18 holes.Shame!!!Nadia van Nadia Van Royeen.What a pitty.

    • The problem wit egotistical Zimbabweans who have not been exposed anywhere think they know everything.What I am doing there is beyond the little you have seen about golf on TV.You have embarassed yourself.Dumb,arrogant,condescending,blank yet so narcissistic.

    • Nadia lm from masvingo but have exposed myself to lots of places than u iwe tseki

    • She doesn’t even know foot golf at her age.So if i were to play hockey on ice,she woul accuse me of backwardness

    • Finish!!

  • I sure here? Red alert

  • This Fikile Mbalula has a grudge a deep hatred towards Zimbabweans.At this moment given such an incident I don’t think Fikile should be talking much .Unless if its a window dressing statement just to pacify and hoodwink the South African citizens .Zuma will not allow such crap wishes.NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO GRACE.NOTHING!

    • Do u think sa is like zim where mugabe is a law into himself?do u think zuma is the constitution?grace uchapamama.

    • That’s true that boy(mbalula) is playing with our mind serious … Nothing will happen

    • What do you mean Nothing will happen to Grace?She’s already swimming in shame & will certainly compensate the victim in hundreds of thousands of Rands & that’s something

    • Grace wont take out a cent.That girl can go to hell !

    • Do you even think before you post your comments.Your understanding of the law and its application is poor.You had Jacob Zuma dragged to court several times on fraud based cases, who is Grace in SA?Egotistical people like you put the lives of Zimbabweans in SA in danger.Any rational person knows that it is imperative to condemn such a disdainful act of violence.

    • Chikanga Chikanga Munya you’re sounding like an idiot now.Negotiations are taking place behind closed doors while you embarrass yourself with your ignorance.She may not pay a cent from her own accounts because the Gvt of Zimbabwe will chip in but if it is paid in her name hell yea,she paid.

    • Chikanga Chikanga Munya by the way you look like a Homosexual pig & that’s quite funny how you support the very same people who are top of the list oppressing your confused kind

    • Whether the money comes from burial society the fact is she will pay unlike in Zimbabwe were this case would have been swept under carpet

    • Lets wait see then

    • Viva Grace Mugabe Viva !

    • Whether the money comes from burial society the fact is she will pay unlike in Zimbabwe were this case would have been swept under carpet

    • You Marcus Lacoste you think you know 2much jou bloody kwerekwere.

    • vanhu vaneshungu unourawa nevanhu vanenzara shungu dzavo dzakawandisa zvavanotaura zvakaputirwa nekutsamwa they wish grace rufu chairwo iwe womupembedza kkkkkk

    • Koena Big-barchar Ngoepe stop assuming everyone is a kwerekwere you retarded & ignorant bastard.I live in a country where I’m respected as a full citizen & yea knowing too much is not a bad thing,you would know that if you’d gone to school

    • These street fight stories.Hw can ths thng be “nationalized” lyk ths. some “Kwayedza kind of story”

      Let her jus pay th fine ,R5000 or R10 000. Zvipere.hapana nyaya apa

    • On this issue i support Grace Mugabe 100% and i wish she can beat up that girl again 20 times over.If behind the scenes negotians are indeed taking place then this fat Fikile Mbalula should learn how to speak in a safe proper clever way without openly showing personal hatred and arrogance in his statements which is a bit foolish on his part and inciteful to invoke resentment by South Africans towards Zimbabweans.On the bashing part,i owe noone favours and im unapologetic in my support for Grace Mugabe and i still believe she did a very very wonderful thing by beating that girl..and nothing will happen to Grace Mugabe…NOTHING AT ALL!

  • its true adaro mbalula

  • Kuudzwa neimwe mhondi Mbalula kuti red alert anopenga uyo iye anochekeresa vangani politicians are the same hazvinei nekuti uripi vaurayi vanhu ava and vane godo they are satanic

  • mbalula utoriwo mutimwi une matuzvi uyo

  • This guy mbalula is playing with our mind serious …. I’m no longer interested in this case

  • Moto

    If this woman was not used to seeing herself as being above the law, she would have appeared in court on Tuesday, pleaded guilty and paid a fine. By now the dust could be settling; her lawyers would be quietly and privately dealing with an out of court settlement for any civil lawsuit brought against her by the girl. Instead, having dragged our nation into embarrassment, she wants to add salt to our national wound by stirring up a diplomatic conundrum for both governments.

  • The guy is a comedian

  • Grace ll leave and entre southafrica @ will

  • Fikile Mbalula’s father was from Mat South somewhere near Manama in Zim.His home sickness clouds his mental capabilities .

  • Mbalula cartoon character kkkkk

  • Why red alert at the borders, when he (Mbalula) knows very well where Grace is? Grace is above the law I think.

  • Mbalula is not serious.

  • She will leave in a diplomatic bag hahahahahahaha

  • Kkkkkkk blaz

  • is he police spokesman

  • Kkk borders whilst she uses airport

  • The only question we still have is the one of diplomatic immunity.If the diplomat passport is also stamped or scanned like anyone else,how will the passport help her?Because you just can’t use a different passport to enter and the other to exit?Is there any chance at all around this?I think her only chance of survival is the ingoing corrupt relationships between ANC and ZANU pf.

  • This so called Fikile Mbalula is so phathetic he talks like a 10year old kid does he have a grudge with Zimbabwean he is nt proffessinal a minister talking like a street boy

  • This case will die a natural death wait and c

  • Kkkkk ndaseka this joke

  • This minister is an easily excitable fellow , who lacks diplomatic decorum

  • hpna kana nyaya apa inongofa yaka loader iyi

  • Fikile basket mouth

  • Amai vakatiparira,mhondi dzekujoza dzakutotsvaga pekutibatira

  • Don’t be ridiculous!

  • So if SAPS don’t know where Grace is it means the security of its country is weak. Or they are afraid to approach her fearing that she can also use her full Jack Chan to handle them 😅😅😃😃😁😁in Zim we don’t do this UNLESS YOU ARE 😷

  • this guy is a liar!face saver….

  • saka nyaya yakatokoraka iyi

  • AirZim is landed at Waterkloof airbase yesterday and its there let them fool one another.

  • Dop

  • diplomatic bag must not be searched kkkkkkk

  • Dont trust Mbalula he is actually helping Grace to get away with it