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Should African leaders protect Al Bashir?

Date: Jul 1, 2015

Confusion surrounds Omar al-Bashir's whereabouts

Sudanese government say it is unfazed by the court challenge to try and have their president arrested.

Rights bodies are in court to force the South African government to abide by the Rome Statute and arrest Bashir, who is facing two warrants of arrests from the International Criminal Court.

Bashir got support from the Zimbabwean government that currently chairs the African Union and the ANC says government has done nothing wrong.

On the one hand, Justice Department spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga says he can not comment on speculation that Al Bashir has left the country. Mhaga said, ‘as a legal team we move from the premise that he is still within the country as we are yet to verify these conflicting media reports.’

AM Live host Sakina Kamwendo speaks to; Chair of the African Diplomacy at the University of Johannesburg, UJ Prof Chris Landsberg, Ambassador Tom Wheeler, South African Institute of International Affairs and  Researcher and public policy analyst: also Opinions Editor at the Sowetan, Nompumelelo Runji.


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