The Big Debate

As a democracy we are not uplifted by an alliance of bullies

Xolela Mangcu, argues that, for starters, the new members will boost the group’s collection of dictators

27 August 2023 - 00:00 By XOLELA MANGCU

The  Brics summit last week laid bare South Africa’s real geopolitical position in ways that no talk of non-alignment can hide.  I have always been critical of  our government’s embrace of Russia despite its invasion and  continued bombardment of Ukraine.  I see no value in aligning ourselves with one of the most brutal dictators in the world, while alienating the most powerful economies.  ..

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