MPs unimpressed after Nkoana-Mashabane skips grilling over Mugabe immunity

Members of Parliament (MPs) are demanding that the International Relations and Cooperation Minister be summoned to explain why she granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was due to be in the National Assembly on Thursday, to answer questions along with her Cabinet colleagues in the peace and security cluster.

However, Nkoana-Mashabane sent her deputy minister instead because she’s in Vietnam on official business, reports EWN's Gaye Davis.

Read: AfriForum: SA govt part of plot to help Grace Mugabe escape consequences

She's not here and MPs are not impressed.

Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN

There is a small [collective] of ministers who repeatedly fail to appear during question time and send their deputys, if MPs are lucky.

Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN

There were questions for her in the House. One DA MP wanted to know on what date Grace Mugabe applied for diplomatic immunity and whether there was any legal opinion given before she granted it.

Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN

The DA wants Nkoana-Mashabane to be subpoenaed to appear before Parliament and ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says Parliament needs to sharpen its rules.

Also read: 5 reasons why South Africa granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

Nkoana-Mashabane gave Zimbabwe’s first lady immunity after she allegedly assaulted a young woman in her sons’ hotel room.

The DA is also preparing to legally oppose the decision to Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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