Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the government believes Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.
He urged the UN Security Council and the Hague-based tribunal to take action because he claimed that Israel had become a law unto itself.
Pandor urges Netanyahu to stand trial for war crimes at the ICC.
At an earlier post-cabinet briefing, Minister in Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni reiterated the government’s position.
” South Africa, Comoros, Djibouti, Bolivia, and Bangladesh jointly referred the situation in Palestine and Israel to the International Criminal Court on the 17th because of these ongoing atrocities that are being committed with impunity by the Israeli government, with the support and protection of powerful countries.”
By the time the UN climate conference begins in New York later this month, according to Ntshavheni, the arrest warrant ought to have been issued.
” Failure to do so will be a sign that the ICC lacks the motivation to take action, and it will serve as an urgent reminder that all current systems of global governance and justice must fail, necessitating the creation of new ones.”