ICC harassment must stop

2015-06-18 06:01

I really believe that the view to arrest al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court in the boarders of SA is undermining the agenda of African Union.

I believe if International Criminal Court(ICC) wanted to arrest him, they should do so in South Sudan and not here in South Africa.

the African Union(AU) should not be quiet about this harassment of its heads of states.

South Africa should not be used as a tool to undermine the agenda of “Unite Africa”.

The foreign court should find its own ways and means to locate and arrest the perpetrators of international law.

Even this urgent court interdict against al-Bashir in the Pretoria high court was a method used to defer Africa from uniting the continent.

The African Union must be vocal and protect al-Bashir and many others who are violated by this ICC.

Besides, its only African leaders who are always arraigned before this International Court. In the Middle East, the Palestinians die daily at the hands of the Israeli government, but nobody seems to care. When people died in Afghanistan in the hands of American soldiers, did President Bush get persecuted. Not.

The question is why not. Until the Africa Union stamps its feet, this harassment of African leaders will continue.

I trust that incumbent SADC chairperson Robert Mugabe will speak out against this


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