Parliament's al-Bashir debate - as it happened

2015-06-23 19:56

The National Assembly is hearing a debate on the departure of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from the country last week following the African Union summit.

Omar al-Bashir and Robert Mugabe

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The deputy speaker adjourns the debate.

23 Jun 19:47
Jeffery: It is time to review Rome statue, so that all members are subject to the same standards.

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Jeffery withdraws, says the DA has been heckling him during his whole speech

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DA raises point of order, saying that you can't insult another member and then immediately withdraw

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Jeffery: Because it is still before the court you idiot, I withdraw that!

23 Jun 19:41
John Jeffery cites history as a reason why its problematic for Africa to have a court based in Europe

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Jeffery: We regard the allegations against Bashir in a serious light, but the ICC is not the court we signed up for.

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Jeffery: Bashir had diplomatic immunity

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ANC's Jeffery on the podium now.

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Selfe: The govt should hang its head in shame.

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Selfe: Bashir was escorted by police, the very police who should have arrested him.

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Selfe: Govt ignored the order of a high court.

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Selfe: The deputy minister made SA a place to hide for Bashir.

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DA's James Selfe: Bashir was called his excellency by our government. The only thing he is excellent at is killing people

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ACDP: Govt can't ignore their obligations under international law and display contempt for the high court.

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The ACDP back on the podium

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Zulu concludes: Can these members expect us to arrest a head of state? They must think again.

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Zulu: We are here talking about the AU, not the EU

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Zulu: We have to find African solutions that best address African issues.

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Zulu: Without the AU, some members of Parliament would not be sitting here today.

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The ANC now talking about colonialism and apartheid, and how the AU was formed to stomp it out.

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Cope's Mosiuoa Lekota says that the government misled the people of SA, and ashamed us in front of the world

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Mulder: The Al Bashir debacle makes the Fifa scandal look like primary school picnic.

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