Lady R’s arms load revealed

Russian vessel delivered armour-piercing shells and machine guns for special forces, source says

21 May 2023 - 00:00

New details have emerged of the Russian arms and ammunition shipment that defence minister Thandi Modise says was delivered for South Africa’s special forces by the Lady R cargo ship in December last year.  ..

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