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