Minister summoned by parliament to explain her decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

South Africa’s International Relations Minister Maite Nkona Mashabane has been summoned by Parliament’s International Relations and Cooperation Portfolio Committee to explain her decision to grant Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

This comes after the Democratic Alliance (DA) successfully applied to Committee Chairperson Siphosezwe Masango asking for the minister to be called. DA Spokesperson Stevens Mokgalapaa says the committee agreed unanimously to call her. Mokgalapaa argues that granting Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity only after an assault complaint was laid against her by model Gabriella Engels, was highly irregular.

More: SABC News

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Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe (nee Marufu) is a Zimbabwean politician, business person and was the wife of late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. She is also a former member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) political party. She was the Secretary of the Zanu-PF Women's... Read More About Grace Mugabe

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Minister summoned by parliament to explain her decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity