President Yoweri Museveni has proposed the formation of an African court of justice so the continent can pull out of the International Criminal Court [ICC].
Museveni made the remarks on Saturday while appearing at the second presidential live TV debate held at Serena hotel and broadcast by NTV Uganda.
“It’s true we were among the activists for the ICC,” he said.
“You know in our line we have never accepted impunity.”
He said in 1982, the National Resistance Army had 3 soldiers who misbehaved and tried them.
“I remember Jim Muhwezi [Minister of information] was our lawyer and he said it’s not Zabuloni who killed a civilian but the beer because he was drunk.”
“But we shot him, that’s how we have emphasized discipline in the army.” Museveni said this was African justice and doesn’t support ICC because it is partisan.
“It’s not serious.”
Asked what alternatives he would offer, Museveni proposed an African court of justice.
EAC super state
Museveni also emphasized the importance of the East African Federation.
East African integration is about prosperity and strategic security for the people, he said.
The president explained that the Americans want to conquer the world because of their unity.
He said the logic of East African Integration is to guarantee the future and security of Africa.
“We have been discussing intensively with all the East African leaders and I am happy with the progress.”
The president said he will still be around [to protect blacks] until EAC has become a nucleus of Africa like USA is the nucleus of Europe.
“The Americans are going into space, on water, on land and air, but we are here talking about little things.”