Mark Thatcher, SA business man and son of Margaret Thatcher, is arrested by the Scorpions on the suspicion of providing about $

Wednesday, 25 August 2004

Mark Thatcher, SA business man and son of Margaret Thatcher, is arrested by the Scorpions on the suspicion of providing about $275 000 (R1.8m) to finance a botched coup in Equatorial Guinea.  He professes his innocence and is freed later during the day on R2 million bail.

References:
• BBC, (2004). 'Key Dates', Focus on Africa, October to December, v. 15 no. 4, p. 8
•  http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1578833,00.html

Last updated : 10-Aug-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 10-Aug-2012