SALC considering contempt proceedings against govt

The SA Litigation Centre (SALC) is considering contempt of court proceedings against the government departments that it believes allowed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to leave South Africa in spite of an interim order preventing this. “Being an organisation committed to the rule of law, SALC is encouraged by the court’s[…]

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Justice dept still doesn’t know where Al-Bashir is

The whereabouts of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir were still not known on Monday morning, more than 12 hours since the first report that he had left the country despite a court order halting his departure. Justice department spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga told News24 on Monday morning: “As a legal team we[…]

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Court to hear al-Bashir application

The High Court in Pretoria on Monday will hear an application on whether South African authorities can arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. On Sunday Judge Hans Fabricius ordered that the Department of Home Affairs ensure that all points of entry and exit be informed that al-Bashir is not allowed to leave[…]

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Al-Bashir has left SA: report

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has left South Africa and is returning to Khartoum, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. “The president finished his business in South Africa and is coming back home,” Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman told Bloomberg by phone. “Al-Bashir went to South Africa with complete guarantees that it[…]

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