Zuma’s government was condemned by human rights activists for refusing to act on al-Bashir.
The review is underway, they said.
President Zuma stated that “The South African Government is aware of the order made by the worldwide Criminal Court…requesting submissions from South Africa in relation to the case of President Al-Bashir”.
Delays in ramping up South Africa’s poultry import market have spurred threats from Sen. This did not happen with various departments colluding to spirit him out of the country.
The President addressed issues of foreign policy with a number of foreign ambassadors and high commissioners resident in South Africa.
“That is not what we had expected given the firm view that we had that the issues of public global law needed to be ventilated”.
On Wednesday, this application for leave to appeal was dismissed as the matter was now moot and had no prospects of success.
“We will compile a substantive affidavit so that we can petition the Supreme Court of Appeal”.
The decision by South Africa not to arrest Bashir sparked global condemnation which was met with a threat from Pretoria to withdraw its membership with The Hague-based worldwide court.
The judges said the government acted “unlawfully and unconstitutionally” to let al-Bashir leave the country despite an order by the High Court in Pretoria, preventing al-Bashir from leaving the country.
The ANC appears to agree.
“South Africa supports global efforts aimed at the establishment of a viable Palestinian state, existing side-by-side and in peace with Israel, within internationally recognized borders with East Jerusalem as its capital”, Zuma said at a Tuesday press briefing.
In a bid to ensure that South Africa adheres to its domestic and global law commitments, SALC brought an urgent application on 13 June 2015, before the High Court, seeking the immediate arrest and detention of President Al Bashir.
The judges thereafter found that government’s conduct was unlawful and unconstitutional.
Additionally, “Section 165 of the Constitution reads that judicial authority is vested in the courts, and courts must apply the law impartially without fear, favour or prejudice…no person or organ of state may interfere with the functioning of the courts, and they must assist the courts to ensure its dignity.” ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa urged that the matter be taken to the SCA.