CAIPHUS KGOSANA | SADC is fiddling while Moz burns. It’s a disgrace

The people of the Cabo Delgado region in Mozambique need security, food and medicine, not more meetings

13 April 2021 - 20:04 By caiphus kgosana

Alex Crawford, the British-born broadcast journalist, is my favourite war correspondent. Who can forget her brave reporting as she tagged along with the rebels seeking to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 during the infamous Battle for Tripoli? Her live coverage of the rebels storming Gaddafi’s Bab-al-Azizia compound as it fell remains some of the most powerful television journalism I’ve ever witnessed. I recall being glued to Sky News as Crawford, in a helmet and a bulletproof vest, beamed live images of herself surrounded by scores of jubilant rebels armed with Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenades, shooting celebratory gunfire towards the sky as the deposed dictator’s once highly secure compound was being looted...

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