1989Weekly Mail 5 May 6Our only weapon is the qwasha, says Gadaffi, referring to the home-made guns that make up the armoury of the boys’ army. ‘Down in Moscow they make the best qwashas. A good one costs R120. Some take R1 bullets and others use the big bullets for a shotgun.’
1992A. Sparks inGuardian Weekly 26 June 17There are stolen revolvers and army rifles, clubs, spears and machetes, and a crude homemade zip gun called a qwash, produced from piping, rubber tubing and springs.
1994P. Hawthorne inTime 19 Dec. 16A homemade pistol called a ‘quash’ — from the explosive click it makes when fired.
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