President Robert Mugabe flew back to Zimbabwe in the early hours of Sunday accompanied by his wife Grace‚ reports the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
The couple were greeted by a delegation of government ministers when they arrived at Harare International Airport aboard an Air Zimbabwe aircraft – according to the state broadcaster.
Their departure follows high-level discussions in South Africa to grant her diplomatic immunity after a hotel rampage that saw Grace assault a woman and hotel staff in Sandton‚ Johannesburg.
It appears that the South African government has indeed granted her immunity.
The Sunday Times reported on Sunday that a waitress at the Capital 20 West hotel suffered a miscarriage in the fracas. Gabriella Engels‚ 20‚ laid a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm against Grace after allegedly being struck on the head with an electrical extension cord.
South African officials chose to remain coy on reports that Mugabe had left the country – despite police earlier saying they were on high alert to prevent her departure.