- Due to the possibility that both Grace and Robert may face charges if they reside in South Africa, it has been suggested the couple seek refuge elsewhere
- It has been deemed very unlikely that the Mugabe's will seek refuge in South Africa
- Mugabe has reportedly said that he plans on dying in his home country and refuses to live in exile
Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, and his wife Grace, could possibly face serious danger if they turn to South Africa for refuge. Certain rights activists could ‘hound’ couple for their ‘crimes’ that they have reportedly committed in both South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Wits University professor, Anthoni van Nieuwkerk, believes it to be very unlikely that the Mugabe’s will settle down in South Africa.
He says that the country would not be a peaceful refuge for them after Grace beat up a South African model. It is said that if she should enter the country she would have to face a trial for her actions and that would be the first obvious complication.
Briefly.co.za learned that the professor also said that Mugabe could also possibly be pursued for the part that he played in the Gukurahundi massacres in the early 1980’s.
The murders took place in Matabeleland and some parts of the Midlands and left over 20,000 people dead.
News24 reports that this came in the midst of reports that Mugabe has been granted immunity from conviction following his resignation as Zimbabwe’s head of state.
The nonagenarian was also promised security in Zimbabwe as part of the compromises that led to his resignation on Tuesday.
A government source was quoted in the report saying that Mugabe told the negotiators that he would be dying in his home country and had absolutely no intentions of living in exile.
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