President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday sought to clear the perception that he only gave defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula permission to travel to Zimbabwe after she had returned.

A letter from the presidency granting the minister permission to travel on official business to Harare was dated September 10, the day she arrived back from visiting the country.

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