Charity chief quits over diamond trial

Jeremy Ratcliffe, a trustee of a charity linked to Nelson Mandela, will leave the organisation after being caught up in a scandal involving a supermodel, a warlord and blood diamonds.

The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund announced that Mr Ratcliffe, its former chief executive, was stepping down from the charity's board after he acknowledged that he secretly possessed alleged blood diamonds for more than a decade.

His possession of the diamonds came to light this month when the supermodel Naomi Campbell testified that she gave them to Ractliffe in 1997.

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