Would South Africa Arrest Putin? – Politics
The visit to South Africa planned for August would pose an enormous risk for Russia’s president. The situation is also extremely delicate for the government in Pretoria, which has so far been at Putin’s side. Would she dare to oppose the International Criminal Court?
Bernd DorriesCape Town
August belongs in South Africa not the best months to travel, it’s winter, it rains and storms, there can be snow in the higher areas, even in the relatively low-lying capital Pretoria the temperature can drop into the single digits at night. So it may be that the Kremlin’s travel agency is advising President Vladimir Putin to bring a pair of long johns with him in case he leaves for the Brics summit in South Africa in August. The abbreviation stands for the club of countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which got together in 2006 as a kind of counterweight to the EU and the USA. Every year the member states meet for a summit, declarations are read out and now and then imperialism is castigated. Nothing that would dramatically change the course of the world.