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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BBC.]

South Africa’s main opposition party has condemned the government’s decision to grant Zimbabwe’s first lady diplomatic immunity despite an assault claim.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for a parliamentary inquiry, accusing the government of protecting its “dodgy friends”.

Mrs Mugabe, 52, is accused of assaulting model Gabriella Engels at a hotel in Johannesburg.

She has not publicly commented.

President Robert Mugabe and his wife arrived back in Harare early on Sunday.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in September 2018 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in September 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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