Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has stated that Africa should also establish its own International Criminal Court (ICC) which would be mandated to prosecute Western leaders who have committed crimes on the continent.
The country-owned Chronicle newspaper, quoted Mugabe who doubles as African Union (AU) chair, as saying that it was high time Africa established a criminal court which would seek justice for “serious” war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the West, particularity during the colonial era.
“They committed crimes, colonial crimes galore – the slaughter of our people and all that imprisonment… I have a case, why was I imprisoned for 11 years? We forgave them, but perhaps we’ve not done ourselves justice… You set up the ICC, we set our ICC to try Europeans, to try Mr [George] Bush and Mr [Tony] Blair,” Mugabe was quoted as saying.
Mugabe said the International Criminal Court was a court for Western countries, dispensing Western injustice on Africans.