Maar voor ek volgende week vir u `n volledige artikel skryf oor hierdie gebeure, wil ek eers vir u agtergrond gee! Vroeër hierdie jaar het die SAPD in N TVL. (Limpopo) gesê dat `n spesiale taakspan grens toe is om die oud Zim. soldate (klein groepies) wat oor die grens kom met wapens (“Smuggling of weapons from neighbouring states such as Mozambique and Zimbabwe remains a major problem”) te keer!
SWRadio Africa het berig: “a United Nations investigation has revealed that Chinese weapons are getting to Harare, via the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The report says at least two SADC countries are allowing shipments from Chinato land for onward passage to Zimbabwe. The UN says it has credible information that a Boeing aircraft transported 53 tons of ammunition destined for Zimbabwe”. Liberty Mpakati, `n inligtings ontleder het gesê: “The information contained in the UN report is just the tip of an iceberg. This is a very complex operation involving several Southern African countries. How the system works is the DRC would purchase the weapons on behalf of Zimbabwe and once they get hold of the cargo, they would simply forward it to Zimbabwe”.
“Shipment in April was discovered and diverted after South African Trade Union workers refused to unload the shipment. It eventually was reportedto have been offloaded in Angola and flown to Harare”. Nie moeilik om te sien dat laasgenoemde bestem was vir SA nie en nog minder moeilik om te sien dat daar op Strategiese vlak baie aktiwiteit plaasvind!