The situation involving President Robert Mugabe has now escalated, as the police now have the Zimbabwean first lady in their custody. However, the minister of police affairs has confirmed the situation.

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe has handed herself over to police after she allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old model with an extension cord in Sandton at the weekend.

“[She] is not under arrest because she co-operated, and handed herself over to police,” Police Minister Fikile Mbalula told eNCA.

She is expected to appear in court later on Tuesday.

More to follow.

@MbalulaFikile confirms  has handed herself over to @SAPoliceService & will appear Wynberg magistrate’s court at 1pm