South Africa’s withdrawal from International Criminal Court shows that the ANC has no moral values

South Africa’s withdrawal from International Criminal Court shows that the ANC has no moral values, by Adv. Anton Alberts.

Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, minister of International Relations and Cooperation, has already signed a document which starts this process of withdrawal from the ICC. ,,,

[T]hese steps are clearly taken following disputes last year about South Africa’s protection of Omar al-Bashir, who is accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and for whom the International Court had already in 2009 and 2010 issued warrants of arrest.

[T]he ANC is … showing its true colours as an organisation and party which never really believed in human rights but merely used it to grab the moral high ground in its struggle to take power in South Africa.

Now that the ANC has been in control for 22 years, it is becoming more and more difficult for the party to hide its true nature, i.e. that it is a power-hungry and self-centred organisation and political party which only looks after its inner circle at the expense of the majority of people in the country.

The ANC reveals an even more recklessness in its foreign policy through the protection of a mass murderer such as al-Bashir.

Omar al-Bashir is

the President of Sudan and the head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when, as a brigadier in the Sudanese Army, he led a group of officers in a military coup that ousted the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi after it began negotiations with rebels in the south. Since then, he has been elected three times as President in elections that have been under scrutiny for corruption. In March 2009, al-Bashir became the first sitting president to be indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), for allegedly directing a campaign of mass killing, rape, and pillage against civilians in Darfur.

hat-tip Stephen Neil