Rowan Philip gives us a preview of Cry Havoc, the biography of British mercenary, Simon Mann, whose involvement in the failed coup in Equatorial Guinea lead to his incarceration for five years:
Simon Mann once owned an airline and used a Russian KGB seductress and a basket of fruit to get his hands on some of the world’s most powerful non-nuclear bombs.
And South Africa’s National Intelligence Agency – along with “right-wing fantasist” Mark Thatcher, son of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher – supported Mann’s bid to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea in 2004.
These are among the claims made by the British mercenary in a tell-all book, Cry Havoc, to be released in the next two weeks.
Simon Mann makes jarring claims about racial boundaries in Africa’s mercenary wars in his book, Cry Havoc.
He writes: “South Africans would refuse to carry on if they found out they were fighting without a white man’s casualty plan.”
Later he says: “At (his company) Executive Outcomes, we had a golden rule: nobody must be taken prisoner by blacks. Members all used to carry a last-resort hand grenade to blow their own heads off.”
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