President Nimeiry of Sudan has said that one man in particular was heavily involved in the unsuccessful coup attempt against his government.
President Nimeiry of Sudan has said that one man in particular was heavily involved in the unsuccessful coup attempt against his government. He named the man as Seyyid Saidq Al-Mahdi, who was Prime Minister of sudan in 1966-67. President Nimeiry alleged Mahdi was in a plane ready to land and take control of the country should the coup have proved successful. Mahdi has been living in exile in England since 1970. He was exiled from Sudan on charges of high treason. Mahdi is at the moment attending the 40th Anniversary conference in Canterbury, England, of the World Congress of Faiths where he has chaired a session on the Islamic faith.
SYNOPSIS: Mahdi was quoted recently as saying that the July 2 coup attack was the work of junior players and that the champions had yet to be sent onto the field. Visnews reporter Paul Toulmin-Rothe asked Mahdi while he was at the conference in Canterbury whether this was a good description of the coup.