Johannesburg, South Africa
Assault case: Grace Mugabe – seen by some as a successor to her ailing husband, Robert, as Zimabwe’s president – appears to have fled justice after being accused of assaulting a woman in a Johannesburg hotel room. Gabriella Engels, 20, accused Mugabe (pictured) of beating her with an extension cord after finding her with Mugabe’s two sons in the hotel room. Engels needed 14 stitches to her face. Mugabe, 52, was due to appear in court in Johannesburg this week, but appears to have escaped to Zimbabwe.