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South Africa, 2001
52 min
The astonishingly audacious smuggling of weapons for the ANC in the 80s and 90s: the guns were hidden in a safari minivan…
The Secret Safari reveals how Umkhonto We Sizwe-the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC) successfully smuggled arms into South Africa between 1986 and 1993, under the cover of a ‘legitimate’ tourist safari called “Africa Hinterland”.  The drivers were volunteers from the UK and Holland and the passengers were international tourists mostly from Australia and Europe who had no idea that they were sitting on guns. The film shows how the ANC used a white façade to turn the tables on the racist regime and smuggle over forty tons of weapons right under their noses without ever being caught.