Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja – UDEMWO Secretary General

As the country celebrates women, the abuse continues to take place. As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we are disappointed by the reports of Mrs Grace Mugabe who allegedly assaulted a 20 old year old woman in Sandton, just few days after Women’s Day. For someone in her position to behave the way she did is saddening. Mrs Mugabe’s actions cannot be justified and unacceptable. She is supposed to be a beacon of hope.

What is more disturbing is the fact that the South African law enforcers had allowed her to get away with her horrific action. It also seems as if they protect outsiders more than the citizens. As the country, we witness the Mr Omar al Bashir scandal repeat itself in our own grounds.

We were hoping that the case will not be handled with exception and the hand of justice will take its course but we were wrong.