A former UK  Defence Secretary who was recently fired by Theresa May had plans to invade some African countries including Zimbabwe, British sources have said.

May’s allies told agencies that Gavin Alexander Williamson who was reportedly dismissed from Government for leaking details of May’s plans to allow Chinese telecoms company Huawei access to Britain’s 5G network could have caused war with China if his plans were carried out.

A leaked National Security Document, seen by the Times, also suggests that Williamson drew up plans for the British Armed Forces to be sent to “at least five African countries, including Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt”.

The plans were reportedly for peacekeeping initiatives. However, Ministry of Defence officials told the paper that Williamson wanted to “find excuses to send troops”.

They added:

“He wanted to invade Africa… He made it clear that he was keen to send the troops in.”