An SA arms manufacturer under investigation for illegally exporting weapons said it hadn’t paid staff salaries for the past few months due to cash flow problems, though it denied its plant in Midrand had closed.

Truvelo Specialised Manufacturing, which makes precision firearms and sniper rifles, ran into difficulties after the Hawks seized a consignment of billets valued at R4.3m destined for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2021 at the Durban harbour...

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