Arrest Putin or not — has SA’s foreign policy lost its way?

Amid the ICC arrest warrant, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming visit has been intensely debated in the ANC NEC. 
SA was also naive for not making provisions to protect itself when it joined the International Criminal Court.
We hear from our guests on the Sunday Times Politics Weekly podcast this week.
Previously, we discussed the dilemma faced by our government after the ICC’s issuing of an arrest warrant for Putin, who is due to attend the Brics summit in Durban in August.
Since then the problem has become more acute. The government is still scrambling for a solution as the clock ticks by. This week the issue boiled down to whether SA should leave the ICC.
The broader question is whether our foreign policy has completely lost its way.
Sunday Times presidential correspondent Amanda Khoza gives us insights into the NEC considerations on Putin’s visit, while UJ professor Sphamandla Zondi shares expert analysis on SA’s dilemma.
Producer: Bulelani Nonyukela.
4 May 2023 English South Africa Politics · News Commentary

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