The British Army’s Secret Plan to Prop Up South Africa’s Ruling Party – and UK mining company Lonmin

“It is outrageous if the UK Ministry of Defence is getting involved in planning how to ensure that one particular party retains power in South Africa,” said campaigner Richard Solly, co-ordinator of the London Mining Network. “It is another example of the UK government’s policy of supporting British mining companies and lobbying overseas governments for favours for those companies, even when there are huge concerns about their impacts on communities, the environment and human rights.”

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