Zimbabwe summons US diplomat over minister's body search
HARARE (AFP) - Zimbabwe said on Tuesday it had summoned the US ambassador in Harare over the frisking of its foreign minister on a recent trip to the United States.
Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi was asked to go through security checks at New York's JFK airport, in an apparent denial of diplomatic privilege.
Permanent secretary Joey Bimha said ministry officials had on Monday met the US ambassador Bruce Wharton following the airport incident.
"I confirm we met the ambassador yesterday," Bimha told AFP.