It remains to be seen whether the relevant South African authorities will, on the strength of the decision, approach their Zimbabwean counterparts. If she is to stand trial, it would become necessary to extradite the former first lady for the allegations of assault which Ms Gabriella Engels levelled against her.

Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation
31 July 2018

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