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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.

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.

Some believe their decision to represent the victim is a distraction from the larger matter at hand.

It seems that most people hope that justice will be served, but not everyone is optimistic.

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