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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