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James Brabazon on the Wonga coup

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James Brabazon, documentary film maker, talks about his part in the downfall of Simon Mann and Mark Thatcher in the so-called Wonga coup in The Independent today. Brabazon was asked to film a private army as it tried and failed to seize power in the small west African nation of Equatorial Guinea in 2004,
A man is hanging naked from the ceiling by a meat hook. His feet are bound, but his mouth is open – screaming a confession. He is surrounded by half a dozen soldiers in ragged uniforms whose fists are caked in his blood. Unsatisfied, they taunt him in a language he doesn't understand, as a rifle butt is thrust into his groin. His name is Nick du Toit. He is a South African mercenary, and one of my best friends. link

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John Fleming | July 21, 2008 4:10 PM

I am trying to make contact with James Brabazon.I read his article on EQ.Guinea -I am trying to find David Tremain he is an old friend we knew each other in Colombia-perhaps James can get in contact with me ??