The Democratic Alliance condemns the meeting that
took place between President Jacob Zuma and wanted war criminal, Sudanese
President Omar Al- Bashir in China yesterday.
The DA believes this meeting yet again illustrates
that President Zuma has abandoned human rights as the light that guides our
This meeting comes days after the ANC used their
majority to block the DA’s motion to establish an ad hoc-committee to
investigate charges of impeachment against the president for his deliberate
decision to allow Al-Bashir to escape South Africa in June.
DA’s Stevens Mokgalapa said Al-Bashir is wanted for
internationally directing attack against a civilian population that resulted in
the death of an estimated 400,000 fellow Africans in Darfur.
The charges against him include murder,
extermination, forcible transfer, rape, torture and genocide.
The President Zuma’s decision to meet with Al-Bashir,
and accept his invitation to visit Sudan, adds insult to the injury he has
caused to our Constitution, and the principle of the separation of powers that
underlies our democratic order Mokgalapa added.
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