On Sunday, a British photographer who was trying to snap some photos in Hong Kong of Zimbabwe's first lady was beaten up and punched repeatedly by her.

Grace Mugabe, 43, flew into a rage when she saw photographer Richard Jones waiting outside as she left the five-star Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel with a female friend and a bodyguard in the southern Chinese city on Thursday.

Jones was about 20 feet away from Mugabe when her bodyguard was ordered to attack him.

According to a Sunday Times correspondent, Michael Sheridan; The bodyguard grabbed Mr Jones, wrestled with him and attempted to take his camera. He then held him while Mrs Mugabe struck him in the face repeatedly.

She was furious and consumed by her anger.

Following the attack; Jones went to see a doctor with numerous bruises, cuts, and abrasions to his head and face.

The cuts and bruises allegedly caused by the First Lady... were due to the diamond rings on her fingers, he said.

The Sunday Times said Mugabe's trip to Hong Kong was part of a Far East holiday with her family. She had been in Singapore with her husband before flying to Hong Kong on January 9, the report said.