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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2019, 10:42 
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Article from Mail & Guardian:
https://mg.co.za/article/2019-09-27-00-denel-wants-to-sell-arms-to-egypt

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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2019, 10:53 
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Should this happen?
Question by journo who wrote the article in the M&G
Why not, I say! The ships this is intended to go on are very similar to our frigates. These were or are being built by Germany with their strict protocol and restrictions on selling arms to anyone. The US, Britton and France all sell weapons to Egypt on a regular basis. Why should we not?
This is an opportunity to sell arms to a African country and I see nothing wrong with that in this instance. The article states that there are alleged human right abuses only and Egypt has lots of other trade with SA in any case. While Denel does have this opportunity, they should grab it with both hands and the government should assist wherever they can. Infact, I feel the SA government should ensure this deal does come to fruition! Not just assist but actively encourage it!!!

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Naval SAMs are not relevant to human rights abuses, unlike for example small-arms or riot control equipment. You can't oppress dissidents with an anti-aircraft missile.


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