LATEST: The US Embassy in South Africa was called when Grace Mugabe went berserk inside a luxury hotel room.
This is according to an official report seen by The Times. The report reveals that a woman had called the US embassy for assistance.
The report claims a senior manager at the Capital 20 West Hotel was contacted by an official from the US Embassy at about 11pm on the Sunday night of the attack.
The manager had informed an Aragon Security staff member that the embassy had told him about a woman stranded in a hotel room who “needed medical attention”.
“The lady who requested medical assistance had a cut on her chin but requested some time to get ready,” said the report.
A security officer and a senior manager had assisted the woman to leave via the fire escape and she was taken to the Morningside clinic near the hotel.
Garnet Basson, COO of the Capital Hotel Group, said he couldn’t disclose anything regarding the phone call from the US embassy. Cynthia Harvey, spokesman for the US Embassy in South Africa, said: “The embassy is not able to comment at this time.”