South African minister faces inquiry in Grace Mugabe scandal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African parliamentary committee will summon the foreign minister to explain the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assaulting a young model at a Johannesburg hotel, South Africa's main opposition party said Wednesday.
Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from Johannesburg on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel there.
The Latest: South Africa grants immunity to Zim first lady
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Grace Mugabe returning to Zimbabwe (all times local):
South Africa granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, who was accused of assaulting a woman in a Johannesburg hotel a week ago.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, South Africa's government announced Thursday, denying it had paid any ransom.
South Africa to withdraw from International Criminal Court
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
A copy of the "Instrument of Withdrawal," dated Wednesday and signed by Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.