Malawi is yet to make a decision on whether to terminate its relationship with Hague based International Criminal Court or not, Minister of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation George Chaponda has said.
Chaponda said the government wants to make wide consultations on the matter before making its stance known.
“We have even to consult parliament if need be on this matter,” said the minister who was briefing journalists on his African Union trip which he recently undertook for meetings.
The ICC has come under intense fire from some African leaders who accuse the international court of targeting African than other leaders, an accusation outrightly dismissed by the court officials.
Chaponda said countries like South Africa have already made its stance on the matter but Malawi has chosen to take more time in order to make comprehensive consultations.
Malawi made international headlines in 2013 when its then leader Joyce Banda refused to allow the Sudanese president Omar al Bashir to come in the country to attend an African Union meeting in Lilongwe.
This angered some African presidents who forced the meeting to be rescheduled to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
Chaponda however has not given a framework as to when the government will finish the consultations.
Liberian former president Charles Taylor is currently serving a sentence with the ICC after he was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity for the war in Sierra Leone.