South Africa to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

Friday August 18 2017

Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first lady. PHOTO | FILE

Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first lady. PHOTO | FILE 

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South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a government source said on Friday.

The source said there was "no way" President Robert Mugabe's wife, 52, would be arrested for the alleged assault, but that Pretoria expected the granting of diplomatic immunity to be challenged in court.