Monday, November 14, 2011

China supplying small arms to Zimbabwe

Written by defenceWeb
Monday, 14 November 2011 12:28 

Zimbabwe has taken delivery of 20 000 AK-47 assault rifles from China as the country re-equips its army ahead of upcoming elections.

The Southern Africa Report, which focuses on political and economic intelligence issues in Africa, reports that the Zimbabwe Defence Force (ZDF) has taken delivery of “the first of several consignments of Chinese small arms and equipment,” including AK-47 assault rifles, uniforms, a dozen trucks and 21 000 pairs of handcuffs.

The delivery apparently took place through an ‘African intermediary’ and a second consignment is due by the end of the year.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

'Only time will tell' if Mugabe makes good on threat'

  Wednesday, 2 November, 2011

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is not happy with Switzerland. After news broke that his wife and many of his entourage would not be receiving Swiss visas to attend the ITU conference in Geneva he called them “vicious “ and promised to reciprocate with unspecified action on Swiss businesses and properties in Zimbabwe. WRS’s Pete Forster spoke to Marlon Zakeyo with the Zimbabwean Human Rights Advocacy Office and asked whether he thought Mugabe was likely to carry through with his threat: