Near Port Selao
Wayne Mudekwa has sent me a message from beyond the grave.
A local contact gave me a package he received a few days ago. My name was on the cover along with a familiar quote from Wayne: “Tears can move mountains”. Months ago I mocked that sentiment in one of my posts. I look back at what I wrote and see a different man. I barely recognize myself.
There was a note:
“Reuben, you’re the only one I can trust. I am being watched. If I’m found dead, I need to know this is safe. You’ll know what to do. God be with you. W.”
Inside I found several documents and photocopies, bills of lading, long lists of all types of ammunition and small arms. And everything pointed to one man: The Jackal.
The APR and the UFLL have been buying their arms and ammunition from the Jackal. He has managed to keep a supply line open to the outside world. The African Union has been trying to shut him down, but he manages to avoid their men and get supplies through the borders.
One curious fact mentioned in the documents. Wayne learned that the price for these supplies was well below black market value. This is especially odd given the desperate situation for both factions. No doubt they would have gladly paid any price to be fully armed. The Jackal doesn’t appear to be taking advantage of the opportunity.
I’m curious to know your thoughts on this development. Feel free to leave a comment and share your insights.