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Alleged Mercenary Leader Tells Court He Met Mark Thatcher

South African authorities arrested the son of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday in connection with a failed plot to overthrow Equatorial Guinea’s president, while the top suspect in the bungled coup was probed about his links to the British businessman in a Malabo court. Nick du Toit, an alleged South African mercenary on trial for plotting to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, told the court in Equatorial Guinea’s capital that he was introduced to Mark Thatcher in South Africa in July 2003 by Simon Mann, another key figure in the alleged mercenary plot to invade the Central African country. Full Story

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