The opposition MDC-T has warned that First Lady Grace Mugabe’s alleged assault of South African model Gabriella Engels(20) may result in South Africans retaliating by attacking Zimbabweans in the diaspora. MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu said:
Grace Mugabe is a disgraceful woman. Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora in South Africa will be targeted for victimization largely because of her behaviour. It’s a very unfortunate incident.
Grace should be held personally to blame if and when Zimbabweans in South Africa are harassed as a result of her thuggish and uncouth behaviour .This crude behaviour is totally unbecoming of a First Lady.
Grace Mugabe is a very violent and intolerant character. How can a whole First Lady travel all the way to neighbouring South Africa to unleash wanton and senseless physical attack on a defenceless young woman? This is just goes to show that Grace Mugabe thinks that she is a law unto herself.
MDC-T Women Assembly National Chairperson Lynette Karenyi added:
MDC-T Women Assembly would like to assure the rest of the world, South Africa included, that mothers in Zimbabwe are not violent and they respect and uphold the rights of every human being regardless of race or class.
Grace Mugabe has exhibited her violent nature to the whole world and is also on record stating that opposition supporters should be beaten up. We call upon SADC and other progressive forces to stop such madness ahead of the general actions next year.
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