South Africa plans to leave International Criminal Court: ANC

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 11, 2015 7:13 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa plans to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), a deputy minister said on Sunday, as the government faces criticism for ignoring a court order to arrest Sudan's president earlier this year.

The ICC has "lost its direction" and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) wants to withdraw South Africa after following certain processes, Obed Bapela, deputy minister in the Presidency, told reporters after a ruling party policy meeting.

(Reporting by TJ Strydom; editing by David Clarke)