SA not withdrawing from ICC – presidency

The South African presidency has clarified statements from President Cyril Ramaphosa that the country would be exiting the International Criminal Court (ICC).

During a state visit by the Finnish President on Tuesday, Ramaphosa said that the governing ANC had resolved to quit the ICC over “unfair treatment”.

However, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday that regrettably, Ramaphosa had made an error.

It said the country remains a signatory to the Rome Statute.

The South African government is under pressure to take a decision on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is due to visit the country later this year.

The ICC has issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with the Ukraine conflict.


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