South Africa: Arms to Russian Ship? Ramaphosa Won’t Release Report on Alleged Transfer

by Digital Brainiacs
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Cape Town — The Democratic Alliance will oppose President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to classify the findings of a probe that determined whether arms and ammunition supplied from South Africa were loaded onto a Russian cargo vessel in 2022. This comes after Presidential spokesperson Vincent Magwenya  confirmed the probe was not an official commission of inquiry, and its findings and the report itself will not be released to the public, according to Times Live and Defence Web. “The investigation covers issues of national security and classified information, which is protected from disclosure,” Magwenya said.

Previously, U.S. ambassador Reuben Brigety alleged that Russia’s the Lady R was loaded with weapons and ammunition when it docked in Simon’s Town in December last year, prompting the creation of an official probe which Ramaphosa authorised. However, the Presidency slammed Brigety’s allegations, saying he did not follow diplomatic procedure when he made them, and went on to say that there was…

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