This afternoon, Robert Mugabe's pals in the South African government allowed a shipment of ammunition, rockets and mortar shells from China through the port of Durban. The weapons are destined for Zimbabwe's government militias.Time for a full international Olympic boycott.
There are reports from Zimbabwe of Chinese troops attacking MDC supporters in the eastern province of Manicaland and of ten armed Chinese military officers appearing with Zimbabwean army colleagues in a hotel in the provincial capital, Mutare.
A contributor to this comment thread on the Sokwanele blog also claims to have seen Chinese troops.
UPDATE: Chinese troops seen in several towns. (Thanks, Steve Hayes in comments)
UPDATE: A South African Trade Union has refused to unload the cargo in Durban. Good for them.