Has Omar al-Bashir left South Africa?

Breaking: Has Omar al-Bashir left SA?
June 14, 2015

JOHANNESBURG – Sudan’s Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman has reportedly announced President Omar al-Bashir has left South Africa and is on his way home.boundaries between Ethiopia and Great Britain, the then colonial administrator of the Sudan

There has been no confirmation as yet of Bashir’s departure from South African authorities.

When contacted around 8pm, International Relations officials said they could not comment on the matter as yet.

Bashir was pictured in his seat at the official opening ceremony of the African Union Summit at around 6pm.
He was seen leaving the chamber at the Sandton Convention Centre around an hour later.

If Bashir has left it is in defiance of a court order that he should stay until Monday’s ruling in the Pretoria High Court on whether he can be arrested for genocide in Darfur. So being in contempt of a South African court is not top of his list of legal problems.

If he has gone, it will leave his South African hosts deeply embarrassed and with some questions to answer about the rule of law.

Earlier on Sunday, highly placed sources told Eyewitness News Bashir planned to leave South Africa overnight despite a court ruling obliging him to stay.

Bashir has evaded two arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court (ICC) since 2009 for crimes against humanity committed in Sudan.