Friday, September 04, 2015

DA condemns Presidents Zuma and Al-Bashir

Rentse Khiba
04 September 2015

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 foreign policy.

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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