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Army Attempted To Purchase Spy Gear

April 06 2012


The army in Swaziland has come under fire after a court inadvertently disclosed that the military attempted to purchase spy and monitoring equipment, reports the Swazi Media Commentary (Gaborone).

Critics said the cameras and phone monitoring equipment, worth US$1.3 million, would likely be used against pro-democracy activists opposed to the rule of King Mswati III.

The purchases were revealed in court when the military was sued because it ordered the equipment but failed to...

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