Saudi and UAE authorities are negotiating with the South African army with a view to purchasing second-hand Denel howitzers. The Ritam Holdings subsidiary, TFM Defence, is facilitating the deal with Riyadh by utilising the networks of several ex-Denel directors.
Delivered in 2019 by Lancaster 6, the firm owned by the Australian pilot Christiaan Durrant, the three Super Pumas of Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army had been confined for two years to their hangars before miraculously emerging last month to take their maiden flight.
Mandela's conservationist NGO is snuggling up to the Dyck Advisory Group, a mine-clearing and anti-poaching company that has also been working to support African police forces. PPF and DAG are looking to expand their work together throughout the southern countries.
Mozambique has not renewed its contract with the Dyck Advisory Group, which provided air support to the Mozambican police. However, its boss Lionel Dyck is keeping his men on standby in the vast network of Mozambican parks, and also in Beira.
President Filipe Nyusi is unhappy with the approach to containing the insurrection in Cabo Delgado proposed by Dyck Advisory Group and its subcontractors, the arms trader Panzer Logistics and the private security firm STTEP International.
To coordinate ground offensives more effectively with the aerial bombardments being conducted by his aircraft against the self-proclaimed jihadist insurrection, Colonel Lionel Dyck is overseeing training for the Mozambican police.
Lying conveniently on the South African border, Limpopo National Park is a key transit area for former colonel Lionel Dyck's operations in Mozambique. The supply route may be relatively unobtrusive, but is raising hackles in Pretoria.
Helicopters currently stationed in Libya could soon been deployed to Mozambique's oil-rich province where a jihadist insurrection continues to smoulder. The aircraft were reportedly supplied by Durrant's firm Lancaster 6.