The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, will no longer attend the BRICS

The Democratic Alliance has stated that it would go ahead with its court case over government’s obligations to execute an international warrant for the arrest of Vladimir Putin although he will no longer be attending the BRICS next month.

Putin is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

According to the DA lawyer, Elzanne Jonker, for a government to give credence to a threat of war would be the end of both international and domestic law.

Jonker filed a response on behalf of the DA because at the time, Ramaphosa’s affidavit was still deemed confidential.

“The DA’s resolute in our stance that the South African government must not compromise its duty to uphold international law for the sake of political alliances or the African National Congress (ANC)’s narrow financial interests” added the DA leader John Steenhuisen.

Steenhuisen said keeping Putin out of South Africa was in the country’s best interests.


                                   Picture: DA

Done by: Alungile Njemla


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