South African weapons of war are fuelling Yemen’s conflict


We are very quick to condemn Americans when a school bus or a market place in Yemen is bombed by the Saudi-led coalition using American weapons. 

But South African weapons of war have been sold to the Saudi-led coalition since the start of the war with Yemen in 2015, making us complicit in the crimes against humanity taking place in the prosecution of the war. 

Those crimes against humanity involve air strikes on numerous hospitals, schools, market places and even funeral gatherings leading to massive civilian casualties, including significant numbers of children. 

How have we allowed this to happen, and where has the oversight of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee been? 

The NCACC is a committee comprised of at least seven government ministers, presided over by the…

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