Mark Thatcher's arrest
Mark Thatcher's arrest
THE estranged wife of Sir Mark Thatcher has accused him of being a corrupt womaniser who ruined their marriage with infidelity and secrecy over his business affairs.
IN A PIVOTAL scene from Coup!, John Fortune's gripping one-off drama for BBC2, Baroness Thatcher (played with real panache by Caroline Blakiston) has been partaking of her son Sir Mark's malt whisky at his Christmas party in an exclusive part of Cape Town, South Africa.
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SIMON Mann, the former British Army officer and alleged leader of a mercenary plot, who is being held in a Zimbabwean prison, could be extradited to Equatorial Guinea to stand trial after the release of the men claimed to be his "hit team".
ZIMBABWE has freed 61 men linked to a plot to overthrow the government of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea. They had been serving sentences for weapons and immigration offences.
PRISON authorities in Zimbabwe have failed to release 62 imprisoned mercenaries whose jail sentences ended yesterday, a lawyer for the men said.
SIR Mark Thatcher has been refused a visa to be reunited with his family in the United States, his spokesman confirmed yesterday.
SIR Mark Thatcher yesterday fuelled speculation that his marriage has collapsed by announcing that he is to buy a new house in South Africa.
SIR MARK THATCHER again insisted he had nothing to do with a botched coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea.
SIR Mark Thatcher, who pleaded guilty last month to helping to bankroll a botched coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea, has sold his luxury home in Cape Town.
SIR Mark Thatcher is to face questioning by prosecutors from Equatorial Guinea about his involvement in a failed coup plot there, his lawyer, said yesterday.
SIR MARK THATCHER will face questioning by Equatorial Guinea prosecutors about his involvement in a failed coup plot in the oil-rich nation, his lawyer said today.
SOUTH African prosecutors said yesterday they did not have a strong enough case against Mark Thatcher to guarantee a conviction when they agreed a plea bargain over his suspected involvement in a foiled coup.
SIR Mark Thatcher, who left South Africa last week after admitting helping to bankroll a coup in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, is staying in London, it emerged last night.
SIR Mark Thatcher should not have become involved in the "shenanigans" which led to him being arrested over an African coup plot, his sister said yesterday.
SIR MARK THATCHER was returning to the UK today after striking a plea bargain over his alleged role in a coup plot in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea.
SPECULATION mounted yesterday over who Sir Mark Thatcher was set to sell down the river after striking a plea bargain and walking to freedom from a South African court.
SIR Mark Thatcher today admitted bankrolling a coup plot in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea in a plea bargain deal which allows him to avoid jail.
MARK Thatcher was arrested at his luxury Cape Town home last August and charged with violating South Africa’s anti-mercenary laws.