Mugabe on the Run: Some of the Best and Worst Twitter Reactions To Grace Mugabe's Assault Allegations
The internet is on fire with news of Grace Mugabe's assault on 20 year-old South African model, Gabriella Engels. Here's what folks are saying.
In case you haven't noticed, Grace Mugabe's name has been in the news non-stop recently.
The first lady of Zimbabwe was accused of assaulting 20 year-old South African model, Gabriella Engels last Friday, and new details have been unfolding ever since.
Most recently, South Africa issued a "red alert" in order to prevent Mugabe from leaving the country and escaping prosecution.
On Thursday it was reported that legal counsel for the victim will be provided by Afrikaner "white rights" organization, AfriForum.
As you can tell, the situation is messy.
There seems to be a new development nearly every hour, and people are sharing their thoughts on the events that are taking place around the incident across social media.
There's been an outpouring of reactions to the Mugabe whirlwind across Twitter especially— some are quite hilarious.
For the most part, people are intent on seeing Mugabe stand trial for her actions. It seems we've all had it with seeing powerful people get away scot-free with doing shitty things.
— Nunurai (@wife_material23) August 16, 2017
See how the consequences of imperial impunity have knocked on Grace Mugabe's door. She has to stand trial for assault in a foreign Country.
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) August 17, 2017
— Vytjie Barry Julius (@Mabheranaa) August 17, 2017
Dear SA ,
The people of Zimbabwe will not hold a grudge about prosecuting 'Dr' Grace Mugabe. We respect the rule of law 😂😂😂#GraceMugabe
— Paul Kaseke Snr (@paulkasekesnr) August 15, 2017
— Nyundu-Bicanin🍃 (@_iTone) August 15, 2017
If your mother is a criminal like #GraceMugabe don't say all black mothers are like that speak for your mother not ours please!
— #RememberingMarikana (@nesbert_kamo) August 15, 2017
Where is Grace Mugabe? pic.twitter.com/dWjhlD1kyu
— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) August 15, 2017
— Yollie Serfontein (@Rola_Sahara) August 17, 2017
Side note: it's hard to keep up with all the insanity in the world right now -- but WTF is going on with Grace Mugabe?
— siddhartha mitter (@siddhmi) August 17, 2017
— Khutšo Phahlane (@Jerrijane01) August 17, 2017
— G I N G I R I K A NI (@mandlamZA) August 17, 2017
This is the time Grace Mugabe should have sounded alarm bells and take charge of her motherhood. pic.twitter.com/syI5qIE8C6
— MBM (@bmusonza) August 17, 2017
Dear Grace Mugabe :
A man assaulting a woman is assault isn't it? Well, a woman beating up a woman is STILL assault. pic.twitter.com/zbEK9VC5q2
— Sheldon Cameron (@Sheldon_Cameron) August 15, 2017
While most folks believe Mugabe should be prosecuted, many are also expressing their discontent with AfriForum's involvement in the case. After all, AfriForum is a known racist organization.
Afriforum cherry picked the Grace Mugabe case to settle scores over land expropriation from whites in Zim. We're not fooled.
— IG: ConceptSixty5 (@Sentletse) August 17, 2017
Some believe their decision to represent the victim is a distraction from the larger matter at hand.
— Collen Mofedi (@CollenMofedi) August 17, 2017
1. With AfriForum now on the scene, expect Zimbabwe's state media to pick up the story, with Grace Mugabe as a "victim of white conspiracy"
— Alex T Magaisa (@Wamagaisa) August 17, 2017
— Whitlaw T Mugwiji (@jjwhitlaw) August 17, 2017
It seems that most people hope that justice will be served, but not everyone is optimistic.
People who believe #GraceMugabe will be arrested are leaving in another SA....
— Mmapula (@Mmaps_ThePro) August 15, 2017