Cleaning kit for a Vektor R4 rifle
The Vektor R4 rifle became the standard service rifle of the South African Defence Force in 1980. It was designed by the Israeli Military Industries in the late 1960s and used in the South African Border War, Rwandan Civil War, Burundian Civil War, CAR conflict, Bophuthatswana Crisis and Republic of Congo Civil War.
During the South African Border War rhinos were virtually wiped out throughout the nearly 20 years of fighting in Namibia and Angola. Testimony by former South African military men in the 1990s revealed the slaughter of thousands of elephants and rhinos to support the apartheid government’s initiatives to destabilize neighbouring Angola, Mozambique, and Namibia in the 1970s and 1980s.