Putin arrested in South Africa? The government of the country has made a decision

The South African government has officially confirmed that it will arrest Vladimir Putin if he comes to the country.

South African media reported that the Cape Town government has agreed to carry out an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin if he ever sets foot in the country.

The Justice Department has further agreed to cover the costs of a legal motion initially filed by the prosecutor to force the government to arrest Putin if he attends next month’s BRICS summit in Johannesburg.

The opposition party “Democratic Alliance” also referred to the case, which stressed in its statement that the constant political and legal pressure from the prosecutor contributed to the change of government position. The party also criticized President Kirill Ramaphosa’s efforts to “protect Putin from accountability”.

“This victory for the prosecution is a clear signal to the global community that South Africa, thanks to its patriotic opposition and the justice system enshrined in our constitution, is not yet a loser in the global struggle for a better world,” the statement said.

Putin cancels the visit

The BRICS summit is scheduled for August 22-24, 2023. The arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court in The Hague against Vladimir Putin has cast doubt on whether the Russian president will attend the event. South African authorities offered him to participate online or send foreign affairs chief Sergey Lavrov instead. However, Moscow insisted on Putin’s visit.

On Wednesday, however, the Kremlin announced that the Russian president will not attend the BRICS summit in South Africa.

“By mutual consent, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, will not participate in the summit, but the Russian Federation will be represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,” the statement said.

Source: Do Rzeczy