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South Africa to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity
17:26, 18 August 2017, 1553
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AKIPRESS.COM - South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's 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 told Reuterson Friday.

South African police have put border posts on "red alert" to prevent Mugabe fleeing and said she will not receive special treatment, after Gabriella Engels accused Mugabe of whipping her with an electric extension cable.

But a senior government source said there was "no way" Mugabe, 52, would be arrested because South Africa would weigh the need to seek justice against the diplomatic fallout.

"There would obviously be implications for our relations with Zimbabwe. Sadly the other countries in the region are watching us and how we are going to act," the source said, asking not to be named.


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