"The purpose of the current monograph is to detail the existence of weapons within three individual countries in Southern Africa and to give an indication of steps that have been taken by governments, and in some cases civil society, to prevent the further proliferation of weapons. In this monograph, Zimbabwe is clearly seen as both a source country,through its indigenous manufacturing capability,and a transit country. Mozambique is also a source country but for very different reasons. It has been left with the discarded weapons of decades of civil war and these have moved out of Mozambique and permeated the region. However, Mozambique may also be classified as an end-user country as the available weapons are being used by individuals for criminal purposes. Finally, Swaziland has long been a transit country for weapons moving into South Africa during the struggle against apartheid, and more recently for weapons moving from Mozambique into South Africa for criminal purposes. Yet Swaziland is now also an end-user country, as people are arming themselves for self-protection."