Monday, June 20, 2011

Public Protector called to investigate South African-made arms in Libya

By Lelethu Mquqo
20 June 2011


Video footage of what are believed to be South African-made sniper rifles being used in Libya has been handed to the Public Protector for further investigation.

The footage, which was reportedly shot from a cellphone camera in the city of Misrata, shows a rebel fighter holding a rifle that was allegedly confiscated from a government soldier.

The Democratic Alliance says the video serves as proof that South Africa exported the rifles to Libya as part of a R68.9 million arms deal.

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