South African Airways says it will resume flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe after they were blocked by Zimbabwe, over an assault claim against the wife of President Robert Mugabe.
The announcement by South African Airways came hours after Zimbabwe’s state broadcaster reported that Grace Mugabe had returned home with her husband on an Air Zimbabwe flight Sunday morning.
South African Airways said it has clearance to fly to and from Zimbabwe on Sunday after the lifting of restrictions that were announced on Saturday. Zimbabwe’s action followed the grounding of an Air Zimbabwe flight at Johannesburg’s main international airport on Friday evening.
Both countries say they imposed restrictions because planes did not have a “foreign operator’s permit.”