Court gives S. Africa week to explain how Bashir left
The South African government has a week to explain to judges why it defied a court order barring the Sudanese President Omar alBashir from leaving the country.
Bashir flew out of South Africa on Monday, before the end of the African Union leaders’ summit, despite an earlier ruling blocking him from leaving.
A court Monday ordered the government to disclose why he was allowed to leave, in a ruling which criticized the authorities’ action as inconsistent with the constitution.
“We will also comply with the court order relating to submission of an affidavit outlining these circumstances,” the South African government said in a statement.