Angola claimed on Tuesday (7 November) that South African was preparing to mount a major attack on its territory.
Angola claimed on Tuesday (7 November) that South African was preparing to mount a major attack on its territory. A broadcast on Luanda Radio warned the South African to remember the defeat they suffered in 1976, when South African forces fought Angolan and Cuban troops in southern Angola.
SYNOPSIS: A reminder of earlier violence between Angola and South Africa is to be found in a military museum in Luanda. The Central Armed Forces Museum displays a number of exhibits from Angola's colonial past - and from more recent times.
Pride of place at the museum, which used to be the residence of the Portuguese military commander, goes to a number of captured South African rifles. They were taken following a raid by South African troops last May on a camp at Cassinga in Angola run by the South West African People's Organisation-SWAPO. Along with portraits of MPLA soldiers killed during the civil war, they demonstrate the upheavals experienced by Angola since independence.
According to Angola, Namibia is the reason for South Africa's planned attack. Angola says it is a challenge to Western plans for Namibia's independence.