Gwede Mantashe: The judiciary has anti-government tendencies
ANC Secretary-General spoke out around the recent Omar al-Bashir saga - that saw him leave the country, despite an ICC warrant of arrest. He made claims that judiciary is showing anti-government / ANC bias.
Xolani Gwala spoke to him about these claims (made on M-Net's Carte Blanche):
Mantashe insisted that South Africa should not have been put under pressure to arrest al-Bashir.
Our foreign policy based on human rights as one of the factors; the other is peace in Africa and a better world. Once you emphasise one principle over the other, you will have human rights but no relations with the continent.Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary-General
Asked about South Africa's view on the ICC, he speaks from a personal perspective saying:
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:
Politians come and go. A politician cannot be referee and player, deciding which court orders to follow or not to follow. Period. @gwalax— Bernard Khumalo (@bernkhums) June 22, 2015
@gwalax i agree w/ mantashe on 2points: 1. He's 60 and you can call him ntate 2. He *is* thankful for the convo. Everything else HAYI KHONA👎— •R•E•O•A•G•I•L•E• (@ReoagileMolete) June 22, 2015