The founding Seychelles president Sir James Mancham was hosted on Tuesday evening at the Sarova Stanley for a private dinner. Mancham who was officially welcomed by the hotel's general manager David Gachuru will be staying in the country for a week and is here on private business.
Mancham was the first Prime Minister of the Island (1976) and founding President of the Republic on June 29, 1976. He was the victim of a coup d'état of June 5, 1977, when he was in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of State Conference and celebrate the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
He lived in exile in London until his return in 1992 to bring his voice to the country's return to multi-party democracy.