The weapon of mass destruction, known as the Dillon Mini-gun, which was reported as missing from South Africa has not been found. There is more evidence and truth behind this story and why it is missing.
The world should know about this and the high levels of corruption involving the arms manufacturing companies of South Africa as well as the SA Special Forces.
Denel and Armscor, the two main arms manufacturing companies of South Africa, can produce high quality top weaponry and are reliable, but do not have a sound trading relationship with first world countries.
Denel and Armscor have been implicated in so many unscrupulous and illegal associations that foreign companies refuse to work with them.
Armscor’s National Convention Arms Control Committee (NCACC) permits lapsed in February 2011. Without these permits, they could not operate. At that time, the Minister of Defense, Me Lindiwe Sisulu, gave instructions that their permits must be issued by the NCACC.
Armscor is a Company registered under RSA company law. Yet despite that, they move on like a merry band of untouchable brigands. Stealing and slandering, roping in other government departments such as the Revenue Services and the Intelligence services with lies. This company operates above the laws of the country.
The Dillon Mini-gun is a weapon of mass destruction and should not be referred to as antiquated weapon. Denel is a company that can build advanced armory and working on the mini-gun is an aspect to be considered, even if this weapon is cast as an outmoded one. This gun does generate from the 1960s and was used in the Vietnam era, but has since been modified and upgraded to offer a more sophisticated weapon.
The United States’ Dillon arms company took the blue print of the first design, which proved to be an excellent weapon. This company combined the newest, most advanced accessible equipment and upgraded the Dillon Mini-gun into a comprehensive weapon. In Somalia in the infamous Black Hawk down incident, the Mini-gun was slaved to the helicopter’s electrical system, so when the helicopter went down, the gun went silent with some 8,000 rounds still on it. Today, the gun is fed by a battery and is a standalone system which will continue firing even if all other systems have failed around it.
Mr. Andrew Feinstein (a former member of the African National Party (ANC) residing in the UK) refused to comment or consider the hardware changes made to this weapon. He severely criticized the wisdom of South African experts in this field. Instead, he propagated the second-hand British submarines on the condition of being much cheaper. These submarines were flawed as fires would erupt in them for an unknown reason. How many submariners would we have to lose before the aspects of cheap skate buying would actually hit home? Feinstein is now considered an ANC dissident and critic.
Debate and discussions continue to employ a certain amount of exposure to various problems, but only up to a point. Although this undoubtedly cannot change the system, it can manifest into the heart of the leaders who can make a difference.
Why does corruption flourish? A reason is that the legal and justice system of South Africa is in complete and utter chaos.
The political opposition parties do not generate enough pressure to effect the minimizing of such corruption. The weapon of mass destruction missing and the truth behind the story has not been taken seriously enough by the opposition parties. It is true that the opposition parties could ensure that their sentiments are echoed throughout the country, thereby building a determined effort to ensure that their dissatisfaction on issues is strongly addressed in parliamentary debates. They should generate enough resistance to problems that arise in order to protect the Constitution of South Africa.
A case demonstrating where there were far too few opposition voices is the tragic death of South African troops in Central African Republic (CAR). The opposition parties, such as the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Congress of the People (COPE), didn’t utter the right words in instances like this one. They have a parliamentary seat and a right to defend the constitution, yet they harbor egotistical hearts and plot along with the current corrupt undercurrents. The only time the loud voices of opposition parties are heard is nearer to the general elections as they try to gain more control. Had the Dillon Mini-gun been used by the South African troops at that time, lives could have been saved.
In the case of this weapon of mass destruction that is missing, the opposition parties have not sounded the harp or issued any statements of concern. There is a lack of interest from the highest powers in the land, and nobody takes responsibility for such a serious incident. The reason for this show of no concern can certainly be only corruption. Every government agency involved in the corruption of the country will continue to refer any investigated matter to another department for investigation. The lies continue to spiral through the various departments and create the double-dealing to grow in an attempt to cover up more deceit. In this regard, the weapon of mass destruction missing and the truth behind the story, does tends to start with the officials embedded in the government since pre-1994.
By Laura Oneale