Anti-arms activist files complaint against Zuma

Anti-arms activist files complaint against Zuma

Anti-arms deal activist Terry Crawford-Browne has filed a complaint against former president Jacob Zuma and Rheinmetall Denel Munition with the commission of inquiry into state capture.

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He believes the two parties are complicit in Saudi Arabian war crimes in Yemen.


Crawford-Browne says Zuma opened the Rheinmetall Denel ammunition factory in Saudi Arabia in 2016.


"South Africa willingly or unwillingly has become complacent in war crimes Yemen catastrophe," says Crawford-Browne.


He adds that South African has a blind eye on war crimes committed using South African-supplied weapons.


"This is the part of the issue of state capture. Rheinmetall, the largest German arms company deliberately establishes its plants in country's such as South Africa to bypass German arms export controls." 


Crawford-Browne has made a recommendation to the commission, headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, to revoke Rheinmetall's licences and for its properties in South Africa to be confiscated. 


"We have closed our eyes to our obligations internationally; now we see the consequences of South Africans being killed making ammunition to be used in places like Yemen." 


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