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Johannesburg - South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg earlier this week.

Mugabe is still in South Africa after a day of intense speculation over her whereabouts, South African police said in a Wednesday statement.

The police said the Zimbabwean government asked for diplomatic immunity for a suspect involved in the alleged assault. The police have declined to name Mugabe in the case as she has not yet appeared in court.

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