Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:34AM
Drew Wolfe

South Africa Overturns Diplomatic Immunity For Grace Mugabe

"It's unlikely that former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe will be making a trip to South Africa anytime soon."

"A South African court has overturned a government decision to grant the wife of former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe diplomatic immunity in connection to her alleged assault of a South African model with an extension cord."

"The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg described that decision as an "error of law," according to South Africa's News 24."

"Last August, Grace Mugabe was allowed to return to Harare after former minister of international relations and cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane granted her immunity."

"'That the minister has the power to confer immunity on Dr Mugabe is neither doubtful or debatable,' the judge said, according to News 24. 'She, however, has to exercise this power in a manner that is constitutional and lawful.'"

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