Related Rule
South Africa
Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
South Africa’s Medical Services Military Manual makes specific reference to the obligations in Articles 118 and 119 of the 1949 Geneva Convention III and provides that, after an armistice, prisoners of war against whom no criminal proceedings are pending have a right to be released and repatriated without delay. 
South Africa, Medical Services Military Manual – Humanitarian Law, South African Medical Service Academy in Voortrekkerhoogte, s.d, Article 36.
The manual identifies as war crimes grave breaches of the 1977 Additional Protocol I. 
South Africa, Medical Services Military Manual – Humanitarian Law, South African Medical Service Academy in Voortrekkerhoogte, s.d, § 41.