File photo: Omar al-Bashir
Durban - South African authorities were asked to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) next month for its failure to arrest Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir while on a visit two years ago.

The government announced its intention to leave the ICC in 2015 after the Hague-based court criticised it for disregarding an order to arrest Bashir, who is accused of genocide and war crimes.

South Africa notified the ICC on Tuesday of its reversal in order to adhere to the judgment that ordered the country to cancel the planned pull out with immediate effect.

This after the Constitutional Court ruled the decision to withdraw was unconstitutional and invalid.

Sunday Tribune