South Africa exporting oppression with dodgy arms sales

South Africa’s National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has approved the sale of South African-made weapons to Syria, Libya and Venezuela — three countries with appalling human rights records, the first two vicious dictatorships, the third a sham democracy that stands accused of arming FARC — a Colombian terrorist network.

But that’s not all. Currently waiting for approval are the sale of ammunition to Zimbabwe, aviation suits to Iran and yet more arms to Syria. The NCACC has also approved the exhibition and demonstration of radar warning receivers for submarines to North Korea.

These are the findings uncovered by the South Africa’s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA). For more detail about the findings and the type of arms being exported, click here. Watch the shadow defence minister’s press conference below:

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