Al-Bashir: There was no secret meeting - Govt

Phumla Williams says there is no truth to report that security cluster ministers met to arrange Sudanese President's escape

Government disputes claims of meeting to hatch Sudanese President exit South Africa

22 Jun 2015

Government has noted reports in the media claiming that security cluster ministers held a secret meeting to protect and give safe passage to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. The report relies on nameless and faceless sources to make these allegations.

Government categorically denies that there was a secret meeting held by the security cluster Ministers including Minister in the Presidency and the Director-General of the Presidency, in Cape Town. It alleges that this meeting was to plot the safe passage of President al-Bashir during African Union Summit in Johannesburg last week.

Government remains committed to finalise this matter through the court process. It is expected to provide the court with a report that explains how President al- Bashir left the country.

Statement issued by Phumla Williams, Acting Cabinet Spokesperson, June 22 2015