Media release

Government dispute claims of a meeting to hatch Sudanese President exit South Africa

22 June 2015

22 June 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.

Phumla Williams
Cell: 083 501 0139

Issued by Government Communication and Information System

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