South African customs to investigate Russian arms deliveries

The Russian ship Lady R. docks at Simon's Town naval base near Cape Town on 7 December 2022.
The Russian ship Lady R. docks at Simon's Town naval base near Cape Town on 7 December 2022. © Esa Alexander / Reuters
In the coming days the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is due to launch an inquiry to ascertain what military equipment was delivered in early December to Simon's Town by the Russian ship Lady R. Despite US sanctions, it offloaded arms intended for the South African and Tanzanian armed forces. [...] (398 words)
Issue dated 10/01/2023 Reading time 2 minutes
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