SA must withdraw from ICC - Free State ANC

2015-06-26 14:12
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. (File, AFP)

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. (File, AFP)

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Bloemfontein - South Africa must withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a matter of urgency, the ANC in the Free State said on Friday.

“We want to be the first province to urge the national government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. It should not simply be an option, it is a must!” Free State African National Congress spokesperson Thabo Meeko told News24.

The appeal to government came during the party’s ordinary provincial meeting.

The issue of the arrest of the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was essentially a political matter rather than a legal matter, he said.

“The Free State ANC concluded that fair global justice against human atrocities is important in the creation of a human and just world order. The call for African solutions to African challenges as led by the AU, subscribes to Africans being part of the global world under the leadership of the UN.”

“We seek accountability and justice and not to succumb to any agenda to isolate South Africa from Africa.”

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