Are diplomats and politicans above the law?

CapeTalk/702's listeners weigh in on what action South Africa should take against famous people, and politicians in particular, who get involved in criminal acts.

Grace Mugabe allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old South African woman on Sunday and Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mduduzi Manana paid R5000 bail for also allegedly assaulting a woman.

Why are these renowned figures getting special treatment when they have clearly committed crimes ask listeners?

[LISTEN] 20-year-old SA woman traumatised by Grace Mugabe's assault

Grace Mugabe, if she is involved in an act of criminality is South Africa, immunity falls away - that's in terms of international law.

Monwabisi, Midrand

As long as you entered the country using a diplomatic passport, even if you break the law, you get immunity until the South African government decides to revoke the immunity.

Nandi, caller

I am concerned that the law doesn't apply to these diplomats, this is very concerning, what if she was caught with illegal substances.

Nqobile, Auckland Park

Minister Manana really needs to pay a fine and quit his position but jail that is not going to happen...

David, Midrand

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