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Publish date: 09 July 2018
Issue Number: 781
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: general

'Perhaps we might be married to staying in there if only to make sure that our voices are heard in the ICC. ... we are reopening the debate, we are still discussing, and when the debate is closed, it will be taken to Parliament.’

– International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has hinted the controversial ANC decision to withdraw SA from the International Criminal Court could be reversed


 ‘The Ingonyana Trust is under attack. They want to take away our land. I pray for them to continue fight amongst each other even more. I can defeat the enemy that want to take my land through the power of God.’

– King Goodwill Zwelithini has taken a jibe at the ANC-led government saying that the expropriating of land administered by the Ingonyama Trust Act is tantamount to ‘spitting on our forebears’


‘My weakness is stealing meat. As a child this was the problem I had with my parents. Even at old age, I have extended it to my wife’s kitchen.’

– Ghana’s former Deputy Sports Minister saying one of his ‘weaknesses’ that he not been able to outgrow was stealing meat from the kitchen


 ‘The name of the country is spelled out in the constitution and the constitution is the supreme law.’

– Rights activist Thalane Maseko who has launched a legal challenge over the King of eSwatini's decision to change the country's name, arguing it is against the Constitution