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SA court revokes Grace Mugabe's diplomatic immunity

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on Monday noted the judgement setting aside the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to the former First Lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe.
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“The International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu noted the judgement by the South Gauteng High Court to set aside the 2017 decision by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to grant former Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity,” the department said in a statement.

Last August, DIRCO granted her diplomatic immunity in relation to an alleged case of assault.

On Monday, the South Gauteng High Court ruled that the decision was inconsistent with the Constitution.

The department will study the judgement and comment later if necessary.
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