The wife of Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe is facing legal action after being accused of attacking a young woman at a party in South Africa.
Grace Mugabe, 52, allegedly beat Gabriella Engels, 20, with an extension cord after finding her in a hotel with her sons Robert Mugabe Jr, 25, and Chatunga Mugabe, 21, at a hotel.
Miss Engels tweeted a picture of a wound on her head claiming it was caused by the first lady after she had been ‘partying’ with her sons.
The model, from Johannesburg, claimed Mrs Mugabe’s guards watched on and did nothing to stop the violence, according to Zimbabwe news website Bulawayo 24.
Miss Engels wrote on Twitter: ‘What is a girl compared to a women beating you and 10+ body guards standing back leaving her to do this s***,
‘She split my head open in 3 places with an extension cord and used the plug to hit me.’
Miss Engels mother Debbie also wrote on social media that her daughter would be going to the police over the incident.
Mugabe’s sons were previously living in Dubai but allegedly relocated to South Africa earlier this year over ‘security concerns’ amid rumours of drug and alcohol use.
They were also reportedly evicted from a luxury apartment in Johannesburg after a ‘drunken brawl’.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Garnet Basson, chief executive of the Capital Hotel group which runs the hotel said guests were ‘asked to leave after an incident’ but refused to name them.