WANTED SUDAN LEADER BASHIR ELUDES SOUTH AFRICAN ARREST

SUDANESE President Omar al-Bashir has returned to Khartoum from South Africa, avoiding arrest over war crimes charges on an international warrant.

Mr Bashir flew out of South Africa despite an order barring him from leaving while a Pretoria court decided whether to arrest him on charges issued by the International Criminal Court. Mr Bashir was visiting Johannesburg for an African Union (AU) summit. An ICC official said the failure to arrest Mr Bashir was regettable. The Pretoria High Court issued an order for Mr Bashir’s arrest hours after his aircraft left the country.

A South African judge, Dunstan Mlambo, meanwhile said the failure to arrest Mr Bashir had violated the country’s constitution.

However, Sudan described the attempt to arrest Mr Bashir as “lame and meaningless”. Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour told reporters at Khartoum airport that the court order was an attack on Sudanese sovereignty. – BBC

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  1. A South African judge, Dunstan Mlambo is politically a very illiterate Lawyer. How on Earth can an educated black Judge of the High Court fail to read the mood of the AU and South Africa in particular? Judge Mlambo needs to read deep into the annals of African History for him to appreciate the plight of African leaders at the global level.

    Judge Mlambo should know that Tony Blair could not complete his full tern of Office as a Prime Minister because he publicly lied to the British people on true state of affairs in Iraq – and consequently plunged the British into blindly joining George Bush project of waging war against Sadam’s regime in Iraq. After realising the mess that USA and Britain inflicted on the people of Iraq, the British smartly and quietly removed Tony Blair from the Office of Prime Minister.

    Judge Mlambo must learn to draw a line between his legal pride and his conscience as an African.

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