South African police said on Wednesday that an arrest warrant
had been issued for Grace Mugabe, spouse of previous Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, after she purportedly struck a model in Johannesburg in 2017.
The 53-year-old reportedly attacked Gabrielle Engels using an electrical extension cord at an upmarket hotel in the business district of Sandton where the Mugabes' two sons were staying.
The police investigated and we made an application to the courts and the courts granted a warrant for the arrest," police spokesman Vishnu Naidoo told AFP.
Engels, now 21, suffered cuts to her forehead and the back of her head. Lobby group AfriForum, which has been pursuing the case on Engel's behalf, welcomed the arrest warrant.