People walk near the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen. Picture: REUTERS

In his column, Recession turns up heat on Ramaphosa (September 7), Anthony Butler references Rheinmetall Denel Munition’s alleged supply of weapons to the Saudi-led aggression in Yemen and possible war crimes.

This is hardly a surprise. When I was working in Sanaa some years ago, I encountered a Denel team on an arms trade mission. SA has a long history of trying to sell arms into the volatile Middle East that dates back to the apartheid-era links to Israel and the development of nuclear weapons.

Seamus Cleary
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