South African Combat Vehicles to be Investigated

A South African politician has called for the presence of South African-manufactured Ratel armoured combat vehicles in Libya to be investigated.

Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier said that 423 of the vehicles were exported from South Africa to Ghana, Jordan, Zambia, Senegal and Rwanda between 2003 and 2012, with no record of sales to Libya.

Any re-export of Ratels from these countries would require approval of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC).

Ratel is the Afrikaans name for the honey badger, which has a reputation as a ferocious fighter.

(Source: eNCA)

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