An alleged financier of the
coup plot [in Equadorial Guinea]. Denies involvement.
The son of former British prime minister
Margaret Thatcher is under house arrest in South Africa on suspicion of bankrolling the putsch plot. He is a friend and Cape Town neighbour of Simon Mann.
Although no wrongdoing has ever been proven, Thatcher has repeatedly been accused of cashing in on his mother's position, such as reportedly pocketing a large commission over the sale of British jets to Saudi Arabia, a deal signed by his mother.