Police are apparently considering a warrant of arrest for Grace Mugabe, after she failed to hand herself over.
It's understood Mugabe failed to meet a deadline to hand herself over to police, as per legal agreement.
She was due to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court this afternoon, reports EWN's Clement Manyathela.
Mugabe is accused of assaulting a woman on Sunday night at a Sandton hotel.
It's unclear what sparked the incident, but it's being reported Mugabe found the woman in a hotel room with her son.
EWN understands that lawyers representing the Zimbabwean first lady are negotiating with officers at the Sandton police station.
Mugabe signed a legal agreement to hand herself over to police at 10am on Tuesday morning, Manyathela explains.
They had an agreement between Grace Mugabe and the police that she would hand herself over today at 10am. That didn't happen. She didn't show.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
Sources in the police say they are disappointed that Mugabe did not honour the agreement and are considering a warrant of arrest for her.
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Meanwhile, immigration attorney Gary Eisenberg says Mugabe is not immune from prosecution.
According to Eisenberg, there is an extradition agreement between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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He warns that if the NPA decide to prosecute and Mugabe has fled the country, it may put strain on diplomatic relations between the neighbouring countries.
If the prosecutor authority is going to prosecute and she has disappeared, this is going to plunge Zim-SA relations to the stratosphere.— Gary Eisenberg, immigration lawyer at Eisenberg and Associates
I don't think she's ever going to come back to South Africa, unless this all goes away. I have a feeling our authorities are doing their best to make this go away diplomatically.— Gary Eisenberg, immigration lawyer at Eisenberg and Associates
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