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South African opposition calls for mass exodus from International Criminal Court

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Julius Malema says the court has turned a blind eye to serious crimes.

South Africa and other African countries must withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Julius Malema, the leader of South African opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has urged.

Malema vowed his party would lead this effort and accused the ICC of turning a “blind eye” to numerous serious crimes. “The ICC did not do anything about former US president George Bush’s wars in Iran and turned a blind eye when Barack Obama and NATO illegally invaded Libya,” he said.

Andile Mngxitama, a former South African National Assembly Member, also backed the call, telling RT that the Hague-based court has “proven to have no credibility” and has rather become a tool of the West against certain countries.

President Cyril Ramaphosa stated in April that the “ruling party has decided that it is prudent for South Africa to withdraw from the ICC,” but later backtracked on the decision, citing communication errors.

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Source:RT News

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  1. The usa are no member of the icj.
    And don t recognize its jurisdiction for its own nationals.
    Everybody understands why….

  2. Malema is right about the ICC, but he is a very bad actor himself. He has frequently called for the expulsion of the white minority from South Africa, for their misappropriation and even for their outright murder. His incitement is linked to the thousands of Farm MUrders in South Africa. Malema styles him and his movement on Hugo Chavez, though if he was to become leader of South Africa, he would probably be worse than Chavez.

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