ANC to appeal Bashir ruling

The government is to appeal the North Gauteng High Court’s judgment relating to Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.

A statement released by the government’s communications department on Monday said the reasons for the appeal would be stated in the affidavit.

Bashir left the country while the ruling was being made by the court on whether or not he should be detained under an International Criminal Court indictment for war crimes in Darfur.

In leaving the country, Bashir violated of an interim court interdict ordering him to stay.

The government’s affidavit stated that the reason Bashir left the country was that his passport had not been handed in at immigration control at the Waterkloof Air Force Base.

The court has asked the National Prosecuting Authority to investigate the possibility of pursuing criminal charges against the government for its role in allowing him to leave.

Source: eNCA