S.Africans call for investigation into Bashir's escape

South Africa opposition calls for investigation into Bashir's flight out

S.Africans call for investigation into Bashir's escape

World Bulletin / News Desk 

South Africa's main opposition on Sunday called for a full investigation into the government's failure to arrest Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, who is due to face charges of genocide at the International Criminal Court.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it wanted the Public Protector's office to determine who was responsible for authorising the use of state resources to enable al-Bashir's departure.

"As the days pass since Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir fled the country, a growing body of evidence points to an elaborate and well-coordinated plot by the Presidency, in collusion with the Security Cluster, to facilitate his escape," the DA statement read.

The party said it had forwarded a motion to have Bashir's departure debated in the National Assembly on Tuesday, adding that it would quiz foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at a committee early on Tuesday.

The South African government has maintained that Bashir along with all delegates attending the AU summit were granted immunity.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Haziran 2015, 15:16