Mann wanted

HARARE - A court in Zimbabwe will this week hear an application by Equatorial Guinea to have alleged British coup leader Simon Mann deported to the central African country in May, reports said yesterday.

HARARE - A court in Zimbabwe will this week hear an application by Equatorial Guinea to have alleged British coup leader Simon Mann deported to the central African country in May, reports said yesterday.

Mann was accused of plotting to topple Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in 2004. He is due for release in May from a Zimbabwean jail, where he has been serving a sentence for firearms and security convictions.

Mann's defence lawyer was quoted as saying the case for Mann's deportation would be argued at the Harare magistrates' court on Thursday.

He said Zimbabwe's government lawyers would be representing Equatorial Guinea. - Sapa-DPA

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