Soames: 'I'm glad' I met Mugabe
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Nicholas Soames: I'm glad I met Mugabe

Sir Nicholas Soames has defended holding a personal meeting with Robert Mugabe while on a visit to Zimbabwe.

The veteran Conservative MP told Radio 4's Today programme that he met the president last week to reminisce about his father's role as the last governor of Southern Rhodesia.

Sir Nicholas said they met for old times' sake, adding: "It was purely for Auld Lang Syne and I'm glad I did it."

  • 09 Oct 2017