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Thursday, April 17, 2008

China-Mugabe Arms Shipment Update

South Africa deserves better than Thabo Mbeki.

Mbeki has decided that the South African government will not keep the Chinese weapons shipment (that I wrote about yesterday) from being delivered to the Zimbabwean government (emphasis mine):
"The ship, the An Yue Jiang, has been given clearance to dock in Durban and, according to the government, the 77t shipment of rocket-propelled grenades, mortar bombs and AK-47 ammunition will not be prevented from being sent to Zimbabwe."
Fortunately, the South African people aren't Mugabe-whores like Mbeki:
"SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) general secretary Randall Howard said: 'Satawu does not agree with the position of the South African government not to intervene with this shipment of weapons.'

'Our members employed at Durban Container Terminal will not unload this cargo neither will any of our members in the truck driving sector move this cargo by road.'"
It is always heartening to see that the people (unsurprisingly) have more sense than their leaders and have the conviction to defy the immoral decision of their government. Bravo. (I hope the PRC is paying attention because civil disobedience is coming their way soon...)

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Blogger Anonymoustache said ... (8:34 PM) : 

Freaking awesome!


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