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Pefole, Katleho. 2004 ‘Destruction of Firearms.’ Hide and Seek: Taking Account of Small Arms in Southern Africa, p. 69. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies. 1 October
The SADC intervention of 1998 led to the development of an "Agreement on Defence Issues" between Lesotho, South Africa and Botswana. This agreement sets a framework for cooperation, and has been used, for example, by Lesotho to request South African assistance in the destruction of unserviceable, non-standard, excess and redundant small arms. In November 2001 approximately 3,800 weapons were destroyed in an operation code named Operation Qeto.(58)
[SAPS = South African Police Service; LDF = Lesotho Defence Force]
58) 3,843 weapons were inventoried at the LDF headquarters in Maseru and with the addition of components gave a destruction total of 4,240.