Vladimir Putin in South Africa: A diplomatic and legal dilemma for the government

Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to be invited to the summit of BRICS to be hosted by South Africa from 22 to 24 August this year. But the International Criminal Court has issued a warrant for his arrest and, as an ICC member, South Africa would be obliged to arrest him if he sets foot in SA and hand him over to the ICC in The Hague. What is likely to happen?