James Mancham

Mercenary ‘Mad Mike’ Hoare dies aged 100 in South Africa

  • Hoare shot to fame in the 1960s when he led some 300 soldiers in the DRC to crush a communist-inspired rebel uprising
  • In 1981, Hoare led a group of mercenaries that planned a coup to return to power the pro-Western founding president James Mancham in the Seychelles
By AFP ·