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SA starts Zim arms delivery - report

2012-09-12 13:05
(Ariel Schalit, AP)

(Ariel Schalit, AP)

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Cape Town - Three armoured vehicles being transported on a South African-registered haulage truck from Pretoria have arrived in Harare, lending credence to reports that Zimbabwe bought arms from its southern neighbour, a report has said.

NewsDay reported on Wednesday that camouflaged vehicles - used for quelling mass uprisings and demonstrations - caused a stir in Masvingo as they passed though the city under heavy police escort on Monday.

South Africa on Monday disclosed it had sold Harare arms worth R2.25m in July this year.

The startling disclosures were allegedly contained in the latest quarterly report of the South African National Conventional Arms Control Committee.

The sale of the arms caused uproar as the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) claimed there was a moratorium on the sale of arms to Zimbabwe and other countries with "political complications".

The DA described the deal as illegal, but the South African government has not yet officially responded to the reports.

The European Union and United States maintain arms sales embargoes against Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile, the report alleges that members of the MDC, President Robert Mugabe’s inclusive government partners, have maintained they were not aware of the deal and suspect it could have been secretly sealed to prevent public demonstrations.
 

- News24

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