SA government said to have known of Equatorial Guinea coup plans
By Ofentse Mokae
22 November 2009
Mercenary Niek Du Toit says the South African intelligence services knew of the 2004 foiled coup in Equatorial Guinea beforehand, but did nothing to stop the operation.
In an interview with a local publication Du Toit said the government gave its tacit approval because it wanted to get hold of the financiers behind the plans.
Du Toit, coup leader Simon Mann and three other South Africans were released from the notorious Black Beach Prison earlier this month after five years behind bars.