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DA puts President and Ministers on terms to deny Mugabe asylum

The DA has today written to President Jacob Zuma and relevant Ministers, to put them on terms to not entertain granting President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, or his wife, Grace Mugabe, political asylum in South Africa. We believe that to do so would be illegal and in contravention of the Refugees Act (130 of 1998)…

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The EFF does not care about the greater good of Zimbabwe

The DA notes with grave concern the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) statement, calling on the South African government to grant Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe asylum amid pressure mounting for him to step down. The DA reiterates its position that President Mugabe is not welcome in South Africa. Not only does he have an abysmal human…

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DIRCO mum on the arrest of SA human rights activists in Tanzania

Last week, on the 18th of October, it was reported that 13 people were arrested in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for allegedly “promoting homosexuality”. The DA calls on the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) to immediately intervene and ensure that the two South African citizens are returned to our country safely. The two…

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Grace Mugabe has no right to diplomatic immunity and must be arrested

The Police Ministry have finally confirmed that Zimbabwean first lady, Grace Mugabe, is in South Africa and that she is claiming diplomatic immunity. According to the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, Ms Mugabe cannot invoke diplomatic immunity. She is not here in an official capacity and the immunity extended to Heads of State is not…

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ICC Ruling an indictment on ANC Government

Today’s unanimous ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that South Africa had the duty to arrest Omar Al Bashir in June 2015 and failed to adhere to the Rome Statute and the Court’s ruling by not arresting Al Bashir is an indictment on the ANC-led government. This judgement reiterates what the DA has long…

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DA welcomes withdrawal of the Rome Statute Repeal Bill

The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the decision today by Cabinet to withdraw the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Bill [B 23 – 2016]. The DA believes that in light of the recent High Court decision, and now the decision of Cabinet to withdraw this Bill, that we should all take…

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BOKAMOSO | ICC: South Africans must insist on membership

Now is the time for South Africans to stand together and make a clear, collective call for continued membership of the International Criminal Court. Membership signals a country’s commitment to human rights and protects citizens from leaders who become enemies of their people. South Africa’s membership currently hangs in the balance. We must seize the…

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Myeni needs to confirm or deny Khartoum allegations that got Nene fired

SAA is again under the spotlight. Mail and Guardian have uncovered correspondence that Dudu Myeni, the much maligned Chairwomen of SAA, proposed an unprofitable route to Khartoum, Sudan to please President Jacob Zuma and his close ally and Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir. I will therefore write to the Minister of Public Enterprises Lynn Brown, to…

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